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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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Using the shoddiest, sleaziest material we have for the purpose of glorifying God is not very sound theology or even very good common sense. […] (In general, when you see a diminished seventh chord in a hymn, run.) And these chords are usually used in bad hymns in precisely the same order in which they occur in “Sweet Adeline.”
— Paul Hume (1956)

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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?