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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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“If he converses with the learned and judicious, he delights in their talent—if with the ignorant and foolish, he enjoys their stupidity. He is not even offended by professional jesters. With a wonderful dexterity he accommodates himself to every disposition. As a rule, in talking with women (even with his own wife) he is full of jokes and banter.”
— Erasmus on St. Thomas More (England's 1st lay Chancellor)

Brébeuf #182 • “Creator Alme Siderum” (Advent)
published 19 August 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

E COULD EASILY SPEND HOURS giving an account of the fascinating history of the hymn “Cónditor alme síderum,” which (beginning in 1631AD) was known as “Creátor alme síderum.” I could briefly summarize: (a) it’s an ancient and beautiful hymn that eventually came to be associated strongly with Advent, since in former times Advent closed the liturgical year—which meant a major theme was Judgment; (b) the Jesuit reformers under Pope Urban VIII left only about 6% of the original words, in their zeal; (c) there have been many Catholic translations into English, and many of them mix Pre-Urbanite with Urbanite.

Anyway, here’s an arrangement found in the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal:

You can hear the individual tracks if you visit the Brébeuf website and scroll to #182.