About this blogger:
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.
Connect on Facebook:
Connect on Twitter:
That the Mass is the central feature of the Catholic religion hardly needs to be said. During the Reformation (and always) the Mass has been the test. The word of the Reformers—“It is the Mass that matters”—was true. The long persecution of Catholics in England took the practical form of laws chiefly against saying Mass; for centuries the occupant of the English throne was obliged to manifest his Protestantism, not by a general denial of the whole system of Catholic dogma, but by a formal repudiation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation and of the Mass.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

Video • Wilko Brouwers
published 18 July 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

EARS AGO, CCWatershed produced a whole series of videos on the CMAA. One of them—dedicated to Wilko Brouwers—I cannot remember ever posting to the blog:

Sometimes it’s hard to remember what we’ve posted. If you’ve seen this already, please forgive me. Maestro Brouwers will always have a special place in my heart because he, too, is interested in the mysterious “white notes” embedded into Abbot Pothier’s Editio Vaticana.

Can anyone identify the composer of this piece? Is it William Byrd?