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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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Far from dreading an encounter with the Iroquois, Fr. Garnier often told us he would be quite content to fall into their hands and remain their prisoner if—while they were torturing him—he at least had a chance of instructing them as long as his torments lasted. If they allowed him to live, it would afford him a golden opportunity to work for their conversion, which was now impossible, since the gateway to their country was closed as long as they were our enemies.
— Father Ragueneau (Jesuit Relations)

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PDF Download • Palestrina Kyrie “Fons Bonitatis”
published 20 September 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

E HAVE ADDED rehearsal videos for the first section of a Palestrina Mass—section 1 of 3. Soon, we will add the missing sections. You can find it as #81668 at the Lalemant Polyphonic tome. Naming the files is always difficult. Palestrina based the Mass upon what we now refer to as “Mass II”—but the Masses were not numbered the same way when Palestrina was alive as they are now. Perhaps the easiest and most accurate name would be Kyrie Fons Bonitatis. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina called the Mass: IN MAJORIBUS DUPLICIBUS.

    * *  PDF Download • Kyrie (1 of 3)   (#81668)


EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Labeled

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Mp3 Labeled

ALTO : YouTube   •   Mp3 Labeled

TENOR : YouTube   •   Mp3 Labeled

BASS : YouTube   •   Mp3 Labeled


This little piece is harder than it looks, by the way—so be on your guard!