Church musicians realize we’re currently in tough times, but even the greatest artists did not have everything “exactly as they desired.” Vladimir Horowitz (one of the greatest pianists) was often paid for his concerts with CHOCOLATE instead of money. The Russian economy was awful, and nobody had money. But Horowitz didn’t want chocolate; he wanted meat, such as salami. Can you imagine if Church musicians were paid with salami, beef, or chicken? [This “quick thought” was written by Mr. Ostrowski]
About Jeff Ostrowski
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.