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Revealed! • A Fascinating Mass Rubric Very Few Know
2019 September 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

“How surprised people would be next Sunday to see the direction being carried out!” —1943 article


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Do You Know Credo VII ??
2019 September 04 by Jeff Ostrowski

A wonderful medieval Credo, published with “Imprimatur” from 1924.


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The 1961 Code of Rubrics • Pope St. John XXIII
2019 September 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

I would not argue with someone who called this document curious, or even bizarre. It was only in effect for a few years.


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I. Was. Dead. Wrong.
2019 September 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Setting the record straight.


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PDF Download • Handy Solfège Chart (Printable)
2019 September 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

I have no idea whether this will be of use to anyone, but here it is…


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The draft copy was downloaded 600+ times, so there appears to be interest in this booklet.


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Most people know this one as “Creator of the stars of night.”


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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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