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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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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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EF Introit for this coming Sunday: “Da Pacem”
published 6 October 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

I wasn’t happy with the previous version, so this afternoon I recorded the Introit for this coming Sunday in the Extraordinary Form:


PDF scores, audio mp3 files, and much more (as always) can be freely downloaded at the St. René Goupil Website.

Never let anyone tell you there is no longer interest in Gregorian chant. The Goupil website has received millions of visitors and each plainsong score—on average—has been downloaded 2,500 times.

4254 18th Sunday after Pentecost