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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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“Since the English is not meant to be sung, but only to tell people who do not understand Latin what the text means, a simple paraphrase in prose is sufficient. The versions are not always very literal. Literal translations from Latin hymns would often look odd in English. I have tried to give in a readable, generally rhythmic form the real meaning of the text.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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Did You Forget This Fabulous Lenten Hymn?
published 4 March 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

ERE’S A STUNNING piece for Lent. My mother sang this while a student at Loyola University in Chicago. The Campion Hymnal has an English version. I added a few (optional) psalm verses which can be used to “perfectly correspond” to the length of the liturgical action:


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