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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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“Since the English is not meant to be sung, but only to tell people who do not understand Latin what the text means, a simple paraphrase in prose is sufficient. The versions are not always very literal. Literal translations from Latin hymns would often look odd in English. I have tried to give in a readable, generally rhythmic form the real meaning of the text.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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What Happens When A Choirmaster Gets Sad?
published 10 July 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE LIFE of a choirmaster is a life of sacrifice. It is not an easy vocation, by any stretch of the imagination. Only those who have been a director—and stood before a real choir in real life—understand the difficulties.

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A Honeymooner episode is always a good starting place:


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