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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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“You have thereby removed from the celebration of the Mass all superstitions, all greed for lucre, and all irreverence … removed its celebrations from private homes and profane places to holy and consecrated sanctuaries. You have banished from the temple of the Lord the more effeminate singing and musical compositions.”
— Bishop Racozonus, speaking at the last session of the Council of Trent (1563)

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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.