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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 “jolly good guy” kind of pastor can be an irritant. […] Ministers of the Gospel are not used car salesmen whose heartiness is a mile wide and an inch deep. A bemused layman told me that a bishop joked with him, but turned away like a startled deer when asked an important question…
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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.