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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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“Today the Church has made a big mistake, turning the clock back 500 years with guitars and popular songs. I don't like it at all. Gregorian Chant is a vital and important tradition of the Church and to waste this—by having guys mix religious words with profane, Western songs—is hugely grave, hugely grave.”
— Maestro Ennio Morricone (10 Sept 2009)

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“Pater Noster” by Monsignor Jules Van Nuffel
published 8 May 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

AVE YOU applied to the 2018 Sacred Music Symposium, to be held in June? If not, why not? We have accepted 75 singers, but a few spots still remain. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity! For example, participants will sing a marvelous composition by Msgr. Jules Van Nuffel, whose artistry has inspired everything in my musical career, ever since I first discovered him in 1998, thanks to Dr. Daniel Politoske. 1

This breathtaking “Our Father” will close the Symposium:

HAVE recorded rehearsal videos for each individual line, and you can access them at the following website, along with information about the PDF score:

    * *  PATER NOSTER (Rehearsal videos)Search for number 89161

For example, here’s my practice video for the TENOR voice:


Those who attend the Symposium this year will learn how I create rehearsal videos like those. You owe it to yourself to visit that web link, listen to some rehearsal videos, and consider whether you should apply for the 2018 Sacred Music Symposium.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   Jules Van Nuffel composes using a “contemporary” (modern) harmonic language, as opposed to, for example, a Romantic, Baroque, or Classical style. There are also “contemporary” (living) composers who attempt to imitate former styles—but Jules Van Nuffel does not fall into that category.