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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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"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
— Pope Benedict XVI, writing in 1997

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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.