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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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“Then, when the later great Germans arrived, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—all secular composers—and tried their hands at sacred music, they set Roman Catholic words to music which in form and spirit is Protestant.”
— Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1912)

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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.