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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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St Ambrose had to be “corrected” by Pope Urban VIII. The ‘Iste confessor’ was greatly altered and the hymn for the Dedication of a Church—which no one ought to have touched—was in fact completely recast in a new meter. Singular demand, made by the taste of that particular epoch!
— Re: The hymn revisions of Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644)

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Solemn Mass • 1941 vs. 2017
published 16 July 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

Somebody has put together a clever video mixing Fr. Favole’s First Solemn Mass with a 1941 Mass in Chicago:


The music you hear was provided by the 2017 Sacred Music Symposium. It was recorded “live” on a pocket recorder by someone sitting towards the front of Church.

It’s awesome that modern technology is allowing Catholics to discover their ancient traditions. So many of us who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s were robbed of our heritage.