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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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“We wish therefore and prescribe, that all observe the law of the Church, and that at home or in the church they shall always wear the cassock, which is proper to the clergy. When they go out for duty or relaxation or on a journey, they may use a shorter [coat] which is to be black in color, and which reaches to the knees, so as to distinguish it from the dress of the laity. They should reject the more elegant and worldly styles of garments, which are found today. We enjoin upon our priests as a matter of strict precept that, both at home and abroad, and whether they are residing in their own diocese or outside of it, they shall wear the Roman collar.”
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Marcel Dupré • “Live” Recording (2 Feb 1964)
published 1 January 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

OME BELIEVE Marcel Dupré was the greatest organist of all time. Whether you agree or disagree, I think you’ll find this recording interesting:


There are certainly a few wrong notes! But please remember that Dupré was age 78 when he made this live recording on 2 February 1964. So next time you hit a false note, don’t be too hard on yourself. It happens to even the very best! In the past, I’ve been too hard on organists (because I can’t stand wrong notes) and I’m thinking I need to back off.