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14th Sunday after Pentecost (2nd in September)
2017 September 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that this saving Victim may become both the cleansing of our sins, and the propitiation of Thy might.”


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Video • Rehearsal Excerpt with Kevin Allen
2017 September 05 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Filmed at the 2017 Sacred Music Symposium


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13th Sunday after Pentecost (1st in September)
2017 August 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Having received Thy heavenly sacraments, O Lord, we beseech Thee that we may profit unto the increase of everlasting salvation…”


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Thoughts That Enter A Choirmaster’s Mind
2017 August 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

A word about depression and discouragement.


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Fourth: musicians who beguile their way into religious orders are for the most part silly, idle, vacillating, vain, effeminate, and even vicious individuals.


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Musical Resources • 12th Sunday after Pentecost
2017 August 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

“…and it chanced that a certain priest went down the same way, and seeing him, passed by.”


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Volunteer Choirs • Rehearsal “Tricks”
2017 August 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

Only two people in the whole school are forced to publicly demonstrate their work: the choirmaster and the coach.


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PDF Download • Amazing Eucharistic Hymn
2017 August 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

I am deeply saddened that some people still don’t know where these items are located.


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Musical Resources • 11th Sunday after Pentecost
2017 August 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

“After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.”


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Ordo Missæ from “People’s Mass Book” (1964)
2017 August 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Two words come to mind: inexplicable and bizarre.


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Musical Resources • 10th Sunday after Pentecost
2017 August 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

“At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others…”


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Fr. George Rutler Speaks Candidly On Church Music
2017 August 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Many topics are broached: Pope Francis, contemporary church music, whether Christ had perfect pitch, and so forth.


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Fr. Patrick T. Brannan, SJ • My Tribute
2017 August 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

The cardinal was informed by ICEL: “There is no doubt that Father Brannan knows his Latin and Greek; but does he know English?”


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PDF Download • “Hymns Ancient & Modern”
2017 August 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Including a magnificent hymn for two voices appropriate throughout the entire liturgical year.


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Telephone Conversation w/ Faculty
2017 August 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Re: 2017 Sacred Music Symposium


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“Chanted Angelus” • Where does it come from?
2017 August 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Did Dom Charpentier compose this chant? Really?


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Chants for the Feast of the Transfiguration
2017 August 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Never have I encountered so many typos in one feast!


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Musical Resources • Feast of the Transfiguration
2017 August 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

“…and Who didst wonderfully foreshow the perfect adoption of Thy children by a voice coming down in a shining cloud…”


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Major Typo • This Sunday's Introit
2017 July 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

Can you spot the error?


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How Is The “Kiss of Peace” Done Properly?
2017 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do the Altar Servers receive the Kiss of Peace?


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