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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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"There is a lack of that kind of organization which favors mature judgment. Move on, move on, get it out. Schemata are multiplied without ever arriving at a considered form. The system of discussion is bad … Often the schemata arrive just before the discussions. Sometimes, and in important matters, such as the new anaphoras, the schema was distributed the evening before the discussion was to take place … Father Bugnini has only one interest: press ahead and finish."
— Cardinal Antonelli (Peritus during the Second Vatican Council)

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Brébeuf #661 • “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
published 6 August 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

HAT SETS APART the Brébeuf Hymnal is its Catholic structure. It does not mimic or “build upon” Protestant collections. It is a Roman Catholic hymnal, and the core of the book consists of the authentic Catholic hymns. The editors, however, did not completely exclude Protestant hymnody—and those who look carefully will discover a few selections written by non-Catholics.

The following is an example:


Yes, choirmasters—it’s okay to start thinking about Advent, which will be here before we know it.