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Christmas Midnight Mass • Saint Vitus Parish (LA)
2018 December 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him up in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

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Seven Tips • “Directing A Catholic Choir”
2018 December 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

The physical and mental demands made upon a choirmaster are considerable.

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Each verse written out, with a translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.

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Exclusive images! • Draft Pages (Brébeuf Hymnal)
2018 December 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

As you can see, this new hymnal is pleasantly thin and not heavy.

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PDF • “Ecclesia Dei” Responses (14 November 2018)
2018 November 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

Several questions deal with music at the Traditional Latin Mass (“Extraordinary Form”).

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First Sunday of Advent at Saint Vitus Parish (LA)
2018 November 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

“May we receive Thy mercy, O Lord, in the midst of Thy temple, that with due reverence we may prepare for the coming festival of our redemption.”

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The Only Hymn Father Fortescue Ever Wrote
2018 November 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

…including a “Sneak Peek” at the Brébeuf Hymnal.

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PDF Download • Mass Hymns by Fr. Seed, SJ (1906)
2018 November 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

How utterly strange to see such items!

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Hymn Texts by Fr. Christopher Phillips
2018 November 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

Listen to an original text accepted for publication in the Brébeuf hymnal…

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PDF Download • “Pope Pius XII Hymnal” (1959)
2018 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Very few people have a copy of this incredibly rare Catholic hymnal.

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“Last” Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle?” And he said to them, “An enemy hath done this.”

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“Lord, take not only my nose…” (Fr. Jogues)
2018 October 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

Why prayer doesn’t always “work”—and why that’s a good thing!

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Incredible News! • Re: Mæstro Richard J. Clark
2018 October 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

There’s a new music director for the Archdiocese of Boston and Cathedral of the Holy Cross!

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22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 October 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“At that time, the Pharisees went and consulted among themselves, how to ensnare Jesus in His speech…”

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PDF Download • “Sanctus” (SATB) by JS Bach!
2018 October 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

Wow … I bet you’ve never heard this piece before!

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Absolute Last Chance: Period!
2018 October 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

My friend, Andrew Motyka, asked me to show the “full version” of this famous hymn.

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Live Recording Snippet • Vespers at Saint Vitus
2018 October 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

We’ve made a very good start, and things will get better and better!

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The St. Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal (2018)
2018 October 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

The most exciting Roman Catholic Hymnal to appear in 70 years!

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I recorded all the voices, to demonstrate how it sounds…

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19th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

Then he saith to his servants, “The marriage indeed is ready, but they that were invited were not worthy.”

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