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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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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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.