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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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These prayers were not peculiar to Good Friday in the early ages (they were said on Spy Wednesday as late as the eighth century); their retention here, it is thought, was inspired by the idea that the Church should pray for all classes of men on the day that Christ died for all. Duchesne is of opinion that the “Oremus” now said in every Mass before the Offertory—which is not a prayer—remains to show where this old series of prayers was once said in all Masses.
— Catholic Encyclopedia (1909)

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CCW Receives Praise … on Television!
published 4 June 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

AESTRO Richard Clark recently mentioned 13-part series on Sacred Music, produced for the Catholic TV Network, called “On a Sacred Note.”

(Series produced by Stephanie Scogna.)

The first installment is out: “On a Sacred Note” (25 minutes)

At the 11:02 marker CCWatershed receives a shout-out!

I was interested to notice them singing Plainsong in octaves—that is, women and men together. For myself, I do not sing Plainsong like that. We either have the ladies sing or the men sing. This shows the diversity of legitimate approaches to Plainsong. When folks come to the Sacred Music Symposium they will be taught a variety of methods, but never by saying: This is the only way to do it, and if you disagree you’re evil.