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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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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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“How To Use The Brébeuf Hymnal” (Video)
published 8 January 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

OR MOST OTHER HYMNALS, you can spend fifteen minutes looking through the index and—Bingo!— you basically know what’s in the hymnal. The Brébeuf Hymnal is not like that. It must be examined carefully; it must be held and felt; it must be experienced…because it has numerous unique features you will love:


The Organ Accompaniment edition will be available soon; as will the SATB choral edition. They’re not quite ready yet, but that’s okay—because people need a chance to really study the contents of the Brébeuf Hymnal. It is unlike any other hymnal.