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When I first attended the Traditional Mass, I hated it.


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Musical Resources • “Quasimodo Sunday”
2017 April 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”


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PDF Download • Last Minute Holy Saturday File
2017 April 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The use of Psalm 150 is a change from the experimental Easter Vigil (1951-1955) in which Psalm 116 was used for Lauds.” —Msgr. McManus


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“Reproaches” for Good Friday (Recording)
2017 April 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

The indispensable “Musician’s Guide to Good Friday,” including a 50-page PDF and rehearsal videos!


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Do these Holy Thursday rubrics strike you as odd?
2017 April 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

I haven’t studied the situation enough to know with certainty.


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Today we announce a special guest who will be present at the Sacred Music Symposium!


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Musical Resources • Holy Thursday (EF)
2017 April 12 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, from Whom Judas received the punishment of his crime, and the thief the reward of his confession…”


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Accompaniment: “Credo III” (Parochial Hymnal)
2017 April 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

Easiest organ accompaniment to Credo III ever penned.


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PDF Download • Booklet for Congregation
2017 April 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

May I share a secret?


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I’ve never seen a more beautiful promo video.


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Musical Resources • Palm Sunday (1962)
2017 April 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The multitude goeth forth to meet our Redeemer with flowers and palms, and payeth the homage due to a triumphant conqueror.”


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Strong Vibrato • What Do You Think?
2017 April 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

In my view, a “tight” vibrato can be quite a beautiful thing.


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Mesmerizing Credo Setting (SATB) • After Machaut
2017 April 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Two young ladies helped record these 14th-century harmonies.


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Two Popes Singing “Our Father” in Latin
2017 April 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Listen to the instructions John Paul II gives the Chicago congregation.


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The Jews therefore said to Him, “Thou art not yet fifty years old and hast Thou seen Abraham?”


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“Adoro te devote” (SATB) • Rehearsal Videos
2017 March 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

…with English translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.


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Commercial Pop Culture + Church Music?
2017 March 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

This brief video—filmed at an Episcopal church in 2013—may offend you.


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Why I Never Repeat Pieces With My Choir
2017 March 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Sometimes when you are confusing, you are mistaken for being learned.” —Fulton J. Sheen


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“The World” • What is the world?
2017 March 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

Golden Jubilee Homily by Bishop René H. Gracida.


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World’s Easiest Organ Processional (PDF)
2017 March 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

I have a confession to make: I can’t stand hearing wrong notes.


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