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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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“In 1854 John Mason Neale co-founded an order of women dedicated to nursing the sick. Many Anglicans in his day, however, were very suspicious of anything suggestive of Roman Catholicism. Only nine years earlier, John Henry Newman had encouraged Catholic practices in Anglican churches and had ended up becoming a Roman Catholic. This encouraged the suspicion that anyone such as Neale was an agent of the Vatican, assigned to destroy Anglicanism by subverting it from within. Once, Neale was attacked and mauled at a funeral of one of the Sisters. From time to time unruly crowds threatened to stone him or to burn his house.”
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PDF Download • “Sing the Angelus” (Plainchant)
published 26 January 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

YNN DEAHL is an Environmental Engineer with whom I was blessed to sing Gregorian chant about sixteen years ago. He gave me a plainsong setting of the ANGELUS (attributed to Dom Charpentier, OSB) which I habitually taught to my high school students—and they loved it.

Print this booklet to begin your choir rehearsals:

    * *  PDF Booklet • THE ANGELUS (Dom Charpentier, OSB)

Choose a different choir member each week to say the concluding prayer:


Time sure flies! In February of 2010, I posted this setting to the CMAA forum. Since that time, it’s been adopted by a surprising number of people across the globe.