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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)

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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.