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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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The People’s Hymnal suffers from a too literal and awkward translation. And even in the lovely Slovak “Memorare” in The Saint Gregory Hymnal we are still asked to sing “that anyone who sought thee, or made to thee his moan.” Why not “groan” or “bone” or even “phone?” The only thing necessary, it seems, is that it rhyme with “known.”
— Mons. Francis P. Schmitt (1958)

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More From The New Microphone
published 23 January 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

The previous Introit recording for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany was really terrible, so I replaced it using the new microphone we have obtained:


The idea behind these recordings is to give a clear rendering of pitches and rhythm. Then the choirmaster can “shape” the phrases and refine them.

I hope to replace any recordings on Goupil that are really awful—but this won’t happen overnight. By the way, this Introit is repeated many times, depending on how many Sundays occur after Epiphany.