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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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“We must remember that the important elements of a rite are not the things that will first be noticed by a casual and ignorant onlooker—the number of candles, colour of the vestments and places where the bell is rung—but just those things he would not notice: the Canon, fraction and so on, the prayers said in a low voice and the characteristic but less obvious rites done by the celebrant at the altar.”
— Fr. Fortescue explaining that Anglicanism does not preserve Sarum

PDF Booklet • Christmas Midnight Mass (36 pages)
published 22 December 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

E CAN PRETEND we don’t care about what other choirs are doing—but it’s a lie. Let’s be honest: We music directors love seeing what other groups are singing, and from which scores. I am often surprised nobody talks more about Westminster Cathedral Choir lists, which are available online. (That’s a Catholic group; the Anglican group is Westminster Abbey.) Their programs seemingly encompass every piece of choral music ever written…

Anyhow, feel free to download our Midnight Mass booklet:

    * *  PDF Download • Midnight Mass Booklet (36 pages)

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It looks so simple when placed in a booklet like that…but it has taken us a while to learn all that music. Rehearsal videos for all the music can be found here—for each individual voice!

I doubt I will blog again before Christmas, so…


85796 May Jesus Christ Be Praised