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Easter Hymn • Contemporary (SATB)
2017 March 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

Pardon my squeaky Soprano notes, but I wanted to demonstrate how it sounds.


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“Grant, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that we may treat with unfeigned veneration…Thy holy rites which we constantly celebrate.”


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PDF Download • Booklet for St. Joseph (19 March)
2017 March 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

The absolute best method for choosing starting pitches…


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Musical Resources • 3rd Sunday of Lent
2017 March 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

“When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things which he possesseth are in peace…”


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Quote Video • “Legislation on Sacred Music”
2017 March 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

A thought-provoking production by “Six Candle Studios.”


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How Low Can You Sing?
2017 March 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

I can’t even hear these pitches—can you?


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Fighting With Choir Members?
2017 March 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

“On Holy Saturday in 1545—while the pope and several cardinals were present—two of the oldest choir members flew at each other during the blessing of the new oils, shouting in a loud voice…”


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GoFundMe Campaign • Needing Scholarships!
2017 March 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

Sacred Music: “Curse the darkness…or light a candle?”


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Musical Resources • 2nd Sunday of Lent
2017 March 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, Who seest how we are destitute of all strength…”


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Vatican II • What You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask
2017 March 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Fr. Christopher Smith has created a 7-part series on Vatican II.


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PDF Download • “Antiphonale Romanum” (1949)
2017 March 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Yesterday, I used the text on page 366 to create an SATB Hymn for Lent.


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Did You Forget This Fabulous Lenten Hymn?
2017 March 04 by Jeff Ostrowski

The psalm verses are optional—making this piece as long or short as you desire.


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Choirmasters, Your Job Is Hard Beyond A Doubt
2017 March 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

What does sacred music have to do with the O. J. Simpson murder trial?


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Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro (1891-1976)
2017 February 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

“There remains throughout the presence of Bugnini—his bias, his anger, and his prejudice—making one continuously ask the unanswerable question: why?” ~ Msgr. Richard J. Schuler


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“Morae Vocis” acc. to the Vatican Edition
2017 February 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

The «Kyriale» contains very few melismatic morae.


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PDF Download • “Cantus Varii” (469 Pages)
2017 February 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

The revolution continues!


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2-1 Suspension in Guerrero Motet
2017 February 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”


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Musical Resources • Sexagesima Sunday
2017 February 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, who seest that we put no trust in ourselves…”


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Refutations • “Can the Latin Mass be enriched?”
2017 February 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

The OF can enrich the EF, but not the way Fr. Stravinskas describes.


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Who I Am
2017 February 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

Vladimir Horowitz was especially known for this ability.


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