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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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"There is a lack of that kind of organization which favors mature judgment. Move on, move on, get it out. Schemata are multiplied without ever arriving at a considered form. The system of discussion is bad … Often the schemata arrive just before the discussions. Sometimes, and in important matters, such as the new anaphoras, the schema was distributed the evening before the discussion was to take place … Father Bugnini has only one interest: press ahead and finish."
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Video • Ratzinger made a Cardinal by Paul VI
published 1 February 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

OHN PAUL SONNEN recently posted a video of Cardinal Ratzinger’s episcopal consecration, which also shows snippets of him receiving a red hat from Pope Paul VI:


It’s quite beautiful.

One quibble: I’d prefer a different harmonization of Holy God We Praise Thy Name, one which uses more secondary dominants. For the record, the harmonization by Ted Marier is (in my humble opinion) excellent and not difficult to play.