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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 all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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PDF Download • Epiphany Booklet (FSSP.la)
published 6 January 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

488 Giotto Magi HOSE OF YOU who have seen our musical programs realize that here in Los Angeles (FSSP.la) we do “full blown” High Masses each week, with organ, polyphony, chant, SATB hymns, and so forth. But not all our Masses are like that. From time to time, we do simple chant Masses—and we’ll do that today, the Feast of the Epiphany:

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The Communion Hymn is really beautiful, no?

To match the ancient acrostic, Erasmus changed the first line to “Herodis Hostes”—but that’s another story! A lovely modern setting of this hymn (with organ) can be found here.