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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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“Father Daniel’s special work during his stay at Ihonatiria was with the children. Their parents had not trained or disciplined them, they were utterly lawless and bad-tempered, but with infinite forbearance and kindliness the missionary became a favorite with them… Having taught them to sing, he proceeded to train the children to chant the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Commandments, which he had rendered into Huron rhymes. Formed into a choir, they added beauty and solemnity to the chapel services and attracted great numbers of their elders to Mass.”
— From the Life of Saint Antoine Daniel (d. 1648)

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“O Sanctissima” • SATB Contemporary Setting!
published 15 September 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

OU PROBABLY KNOW the famous hymn “O Sanctissima,” often sung with a melody called SICILIAN MARINERS (first published in 1792). Here’s gorgeous contemporary setting by Maria Quinn, mixed with a very simple 2-voice arrangement with organ from the Campion Hymnal. If there’s time, you can repeat the first verse after the fourth verse.

I recorded all the voices, so please excuse my screechy soprano notes:


REHEARSAL VIDEOS for each individual voice await you at #4456.
The full PDF score can be downloaded there.

We often receive emails asking how to download the PDF score, and that deeply saddens me.

I’ve tried to let people know that these scores—along with individual rehearsal tracks—can be downloaded at the Lalemant Polyphonic.

If you use Mac, press COMMAND + F and type in “4456.”

For PC users, hit CONTROL + F and type in “4456.”

If you fail to go there and download the PDF version, you might miss the 2-voice version (with organ accompaniment). And promise me you’ll sing through the Tenor line. Breathtaking, no?

I repeat: Please go there and freely download the score!