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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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A second class of tunes—which can also be said with certainty to fall under the profane—are those which are written in the style of secular songs and which, if heard without the words, would be recognized only as such. In these, as a rule, the devotional gives way to the sentimental, cheerfulness to levity and oftentimes vulgarity, while not even an attempt is made to give a serious or dignified musical expression to the sentiments embodied in the words of the hymn. Not the least objectionable feature of some of these tunes is a jingling piano accompaniment quite unsuited to the church organ.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)

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“Veni Creator Spiritus” • With An English Translation By Fr. Adrian Fortescue
published 22 May 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

OU CAN SEE in the FSSP Ordo that a plenary indulgence (under the usual conditions) can be gained by singing or reciting the “Veni Creator Spiritus” publicly on Pentecost Sunday. Here’s a special musical score PDF, which includes an English translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue:

    * *  PDF Download • VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

If you accompany this piece, feel free to use the organ accompaniment I just wrote. 1

I created this practice recording to help choirs learn:


You can download it as an Mp3 file or view it on YouTube.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   Or you can use the NOH version, also available on one page.