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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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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.