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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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Yet, with all its advantages, the new Missal was published as if it were a work put together by professors, not a phase in a continual growth process. Such a thing never happened before. It is absolutely contrary to the laws of liturgical growth, and it has resulted in the nonsensical notion that Trent and Pius V had “produced” a Missal four hundred years ago.
— Josef Cardinal Ratzinger (1986)

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“Crotalus” • How Does It Sound?
published 2 April 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

Someone in the pews on Holy Thursday took this video using a pocket recorder:


“If the Crotalus is used, it is rattled whenever, on other days, the bell would be rung.”

—Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)


Did you hear it? It occurs toward the end of the video above.