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13th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 August 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Have regard, O Lord, to Thy covenant, and forsake not to the end the souls of Thy poor.”

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A hymnal out of print for fifty years has been scanned by Mr. Colin E. Jackson!

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PDF Download • “Sunday Vespers”
2018 August 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

…including a failed descant from 1983.

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Remarkable Quote About Low Mass
2018 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

It’s disturbing to realize that Mass was offered like this in some places.

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Puzzle • “Now Thank We All Our God”
2018 July 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

Singular or Plural?

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1934 Footage • Gregorian Chant in Chicago
2018 July 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

They sure did sing with gusto in those days!

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Hymns Chosen and Edited by the Duke of Norfolk
2018 July 23 by Jeff Ostrowski

“To the man of cultivated taste, they are displeasing—and in some cases even offensive…”

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Brébeuf Hymnal • “Behind the Scenes”
2018 July 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

Creating a metrical translation like that, so very literal, is stupefyingly difficult.

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This Canon, attributed to William Byrd, was greatly admired by Beethoven and Mozart.

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Recorded by participants at the 2018 Symposium!

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What Happens When A Choirmaster Gets Sad?
2018 July 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

Our profession is not an easy one.

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(Video) • Closing Mass of Symposium 2018
2018 July 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

…recorded on a device located at the very back of Church.

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iPhone Clip • “Sight-Reading Hymns”
2018 July 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

Can you name this hymn melody?

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About 450 people attended the Mass on Friday night

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iPhone Clip • From Sacred Music Symposium 2018
2018 June 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

This year’s Symposium has begun…with a bang!

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“Come Holy Ghost” • Improvisation
2018 June 12 by Jeff Ostrowski

Can you improvise?

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“No, I was taught that in school…”
2018 June 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

The famous wit of William F. Buckley Jr. is quite conspicuous in this clip.

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We’ve released rehearsal videos for the Kyrie—today, we release the Sanctus & Benedictus!

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CCW Receives Praise … on Television!
2018 June 04 by Jeff Ostrowski

An excellent series on Church music

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Is The Brébeuf Hymnal Too Scrupulous?
2018 May 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

Why so much deliberation over every choice? Why so much discussion about a single stanza, or even a single word?

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