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When You Go To Mass … Be This Guy!
2019 February 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

Bringing a falcon to Mass never crossed my mind…


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An Outrageous “Paradox” I Cannot Accept
2019 February 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’m not someone who believes everything was perfect before Vatican II—but calling the EF “worldly” compared to the OF is just silly.


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Update! • Accompaniments for the Brébeuf Hymnal
2019 February 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Oh, if only…if only you knew what’s going on behind the scenes!


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Breaking! • Father Edwin C. Dwyer Development?
2019 February 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

Did Bishop A. Hurley have a change of heart?


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“Your Choirmaster” • What Nobody Realizes
2019 February 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do you see the part where it specifically asks for humiliation?


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When Hymn Names Don’t Match
2019 January 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

I submit to you that calling the same tune by multiple names in the same hymnal is unacceptable.


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PDF Download • “Chant Service Book” (208 pages)
2019 January 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

An extremely rare book from 1941, containing all your favorite Gregorian chants!


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2nd Sunday after Epiphany • Saint Vitus Parish (LA)
2019 January 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“New evidence of wondrous pow’r | Behold in Cana’s marriage-dow’r; | Swift its own nature to resign, | The water blushes into wine.” —Msgr. Knox


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Bishop Barron Vs. Hymn by Marty Haugen (2018)
2019 January 16 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Heaven is not light-years away; that’s a silly way to think about it.” —Most Rev’d Robert Barron


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“Church Music Manifesto” (2019)
2019 January 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Mass should be a peaceful experience for the congregation, not an opportunity to be harassed.


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“How To Use The Brébeuf Hymnal” (Video)
2019 January 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

Yay! Short tutorial videos eradicate confusion!


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“Missa de Angelis” • But in Iroquoian! (1865)
2019 January 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Many people don’t realize that gorgeous plainsong books were printed in the 19th century…but they were not in Latin.


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“Mister Eye” • Do You Mind Him?
2019 January 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

What do you think of “eye rhymes” in hymnody?


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Marcel Dupré • “Live” Recording (2 Feb 1964)
2019 January 01 by Jeff Ostrowski

A recording of Bach’s A-minor Prelude & Fugue made by the master at age 78.


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PDF Booklet • Christmas Midnight Mass (36 pages)
2018 December 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

It looks so simple when placed in a booklet like that…


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The Most Popular Hymn Tunes? • A List
2018 December 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

I could not have been more thrilled to see this list—those are exactly the tunes I love!


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Counter-Melodies • “Accompaniment of Psalm Tones”
2018 December 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

Go to the 1:07 marker and you will hear something worth dying for…


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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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