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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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“The Humanists abominated the rhythmical poetry of the Middle Ages from an exaggerated enthusiasm for ancient classical forms and meters. Hymnody then received its death blow as, on the revision of the Breviary under Pope Urban VIII, the medieval rhythmical hymns were forced into more classical forms by means of so-called corrections.”
— Father Clemens Blume, S.J.

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Phone Interview • Fr. Guy Nicholls, Cong. Orat.
published 15 February 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

HAD THE HONOR to speak on the telephone with Fr. Guy Nicholls, the amazing Oratorian priest who serves as director of the Blessed John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music (NILM). Father made an unexpected announcement that will thrill anyone who values the Propers being sung at the Ordinary Form:


I hope you find our conversation as captivating as I did.

Our talk was not limited to the Graduale Parvum. Other topics include: Cardinal Newman, corrupted Gregorian chant, earliest vernacular translations in England, the mind-boggling repertoire lists for Westminster Cathedral, and so much more!