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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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1934 Footage • Gregorian Chant in Chicago
published 25 July 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

AM NOT a huge Facebook fan, but cool stuff can be found there. The following was shared in a “closed group” dedicated to Gregorian Chant:


It was taken from a YouTube channel that contains tons of fascinating historical videos. For example, search for this on YouTube:

“ Jan 1929 – Children waiting to see cardinal in Rome, Italy (real sound) ”

For the record, here’s the source of the 1934 video: MIRC