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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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“Come Holy Ghost” • Improvisation
published 12 June 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

88585 organ stops HE ORGANIST at the FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles does the most amazing things. Sometimes he takes the hymn and improvises on it throughout Mass, in a billion different sumptuous styles.

Here’s something he did with “Come Holy Ghost” during the Offertory:

    * *  Mp3 Download • E. Haman improvises

Some of those sections—at the 1:00 marker, for example—are really gorgeous, don’t you agree?

Mr. Haman is an undergraduate student at the university here.