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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 Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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Photos • Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference
published 31 January 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE TRADITIONAL Latin Mass Society of San Francisco has posted beautiful photographs of the concluding Mass for the Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference held a few months ago in Los Angeles. The FSSP.la choir which I direct was honored to provide the music:


The celebrant was Fr. Federico Masutti, FSSP, assisted by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP (Deacon, homilist), and Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP (Subdeacon).

Presentations were delivered at this conference by the Executive Director of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, the Executive Director of ICEL, and many others.

Here we are warming up for the Mass:


Some snippets from the actual Mass, recorded live:

    * *  Mp3 “Live” • KYRIE (Guerrero)

    * *  Mp3 “Live” • GLORIA (Viadana)

    * *  Mp3 “Live” • ALLELUIA (Guerrero)

    * *  Mp3 “Live” • HYMN TO THE SACRED TRINITY (Guerrero)

    * *  Mp3 “Live” • SANCTUS (Guerrero)

    * *  Mp3 “Live” • AGNUS DEI (Guerrero)

Somebody had a pocket recorder in the Soprano section, which means the Soprano line sometimes comes through too loud. I apologize for the poor quality of the recording, but that’s how the cookie crumbles. These brought back beautiful memories!