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Symposium 2019 • “Video Outtakes”
2019 August 16 by Jeff Ostrowski

Like any other human, I go through difficult times—this conference was a source of strength.

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We posted rehearsal videos in English the other day—now they’re given in Latin!

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It’s okay to start thinking about Advent, which will be here before we know it.

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Brébeuf #379 • “Quem Terra” (Melcombe)
2019 August 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

One of the most popular melodies in Catholic hymnals of yesteryear.

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PDF Download • “Sanctus For Two Voices”
2019 August 01 by Jeff Ostrowski

“In general, it is better to do something well, however modest, than to attempt something on a grander scale if proper means are lacking.” —Pope Pius XII

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Brébeuf Hymn #464 • “Christ ist erstanden”
2019 July 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

The text of this hymn is the Church’s oldest Latin Eucharistic hymn, translated by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.

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The Day Music Theory Failed Me
2019 July 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

Readers already know I believe in the value of Music Theory…

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This recording was completed last night (23 July 2019).

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Brébeuf Hymn #156 • “Christe Redemptor”
2019 July 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Soprano line was sung by a young lady in the 8th grade—and she did very well.

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Can Girls In The 2nd Grade Sing SATB Hymns?
2019 July 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

If a girl in the 2nd grade can learn it after hearing it only a few times, I believe everyone is capable of learning it.

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“For of all sad words of tongue or pen…”
2019 July 16 by Jeff Ostrowski

…the saddest are these: “It might have been!”

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During the Symposium, a wonderful young lady from Las Vegas taught students how to create multi-track recordings.

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Hymn Harmony: Fifty Examples—Good and Bad!
2019 July 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

We will not be considering musically absurd examples from the past.

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Do you hear the little counter-melody added by the organist to several verses?

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(Live Recording) • Hymn by Richard J. Clark
2019 July 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Recordings from Symposium 2019 are beginning to appear!

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Symposium Booklets Have Arrived!
2019 June 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

Anyone can write articles saying: “Church music must improve”—but actually getting one’s hands dirty? That’s different…

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PDF Download • Symposium Booklet (159 pages)
2019 June 12 by Jeff Ostrowski

…probably unlike any musical booklet you’ve come across!

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Secrets Revealed
2019 June 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

…perhaps more slowly than one would prefer, but finally the secret is beginning to leak!

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PDF Download • Vespers Organ Accompaniments
2019 June 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do you understand why some of the harmonies are blank?

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Where Did “Do-Re-Mi” Come From?
2019 June 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

A concise and clear explanation from a 1957 book…

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