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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 Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”
— His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI (11 May 2005)

(Live Recording) • Hymn by Richard J. Clark
published 3 July 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

NE OF THE PRESENTERS at Sacred Music Symposium 2019 was Maestro Richard J. Clark, choirmaster at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Archdiocese of Boston). We will have much more to say about the wonderful things Maestro Clark and the other presenters accomplished in Los Angeles last week. Indeed, over the next few weeks, we will release numerous wonderful recordings from Sacred Music Symposium 2019—Stay tuned!  One of the Symposium classes taught students to create “multi-track recordings”—and Maestro Clark’s hymn was chosen. (Very soon, the individual rehearsal videos will be released here.) It’s a hymn to the Sacred Heart with an English Translation by Monsignor Hugh T. Henry, who once taught Gregorian chant at St. Charles Seminary (Pennsylvania).

This same hymn (Auctor Beate Saeculi) was sung as an Entrance Hymn on the feast of the Sacred Heart, and here’s a live recording:

If you haven’t picked up a copy the Brébeuf Hymnal, what on earth are you waiting for? The choral scores are provided on DVD to any parish which purchases this hymnal, and the same harmonies are provided in the 3-volume Organ Accompaniment set, which you should purchase immediately—if you haven’t already done so.

Maestro Richard J. Clark maintains a weblog.