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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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“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
— Dr. Almeida Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra (1917)

PDF Download • Spectacular “Tenebrae” Booklet
published 8 April 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

85009 FATHER VALENTINE YOUNG OFM OOGLE THE NAME “Paula Sims” and you’ll discover the sad tale of a mother who secretly killed her baby but attempted to blame a “masked man” who supposedly broke into her house. Three years earlier, Paula had killed another baby, blaming the murder on {wait for it…} a “masked man” who supposedly broke into her house. You have to ask yourself: “Does she think we’re stupid?”  The same could be asked of the 1960s reformers who tried to eliminate (and hide) the authentic liturgy of the Catholic Church. Did they really believe it would be possible to cover up 1,500 years of tradition? Do they think we are all stupid? Well, it didn’t work. Catholics keep discovering the ancient traditions. First they fall in love; then they go to incredible lengths to revive what was destroyed.

A shining example would be Mr. Albert Bloomfield, whose work is known to me thanks to our mutual friend, Fr. Valentine Young, OFM. 1

    * *  PDF Download • Complete Tenebrae (1962)

Downloading could not be easier:


You will also see they can be purchased through Amazon in booklet form. These Vespers Books (which we have mentioned in the past) are what we use every Sunday at Saint Vitus, and we could not be happier with them. Mr. Albert Bloomfield has done us all a breathtaking favor.


1   If you ever get an opportunity to meet him, please do so!  He’s truly magnificent. Indeed, you would struggle to find a holier, more faithful priest than Fr. Valentine Young.