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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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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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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