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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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“Urban VIII appointed four Jesuits to reform the hymns, so that they should no longer offend Renaissance ears. These four, in that faithful obedience to the Holy See which is the glory of their Society, with a patient care that one cannot help admiring, set to work to destroy every hymn in the office.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1916)

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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.