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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 still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law. Many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of.”
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516

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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.