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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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“Urban VIII appointed four Jesuits to reform the hymns, so that they should no longer offend Renaissance ears. These four, in that faithful obedience to the Holy See which is the glory of their Society, with a patient care that one cannot help admiring, set to work to destroy every hymn in the office.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1916)

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Booklet • Saint Antoine Daniel “Kyriale” (126 pages)
published 29 August 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

82885 (KOVER) Antoine-Daniel-Kyriale-ORDINARIUM-MISSAE ERE IS A BOOK you might want to consider purchasing. It was created specifically for my parish in Los Angeles—where the Père Daniel resources are quite popular—but I thought some of our readers might like it as well, so it’s been made available for everyone. It came out crisp and beautiful:

    * *  Saint Antoine Daniel Kyriale ($5.99)

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Some might point out that the KYRIALE can be found in the Parish Book of Chant (CMAA), which is without question a very nice book, as this pdf copy demonstrates. However, the Parish Book of Chant has a number of disadvantages:

Starting Pitches • The Parish Book of Chant lacks starting pitches; those who sing from the “Ordinarium Missae” on a regular basis appreciate how handy these are.

7th Credo • The Parish Book of Chant lacks the medieval Credo VII (one of the best).

Vidi Aquam Psalm Tone • The Parish Book of Chant does not provide an optional psalm tone version of the “Vidi Aquam” for the repeat—which means the priest has to stand there for a long time waiting.

Confusing Numbers • The Parish Book of Chant uses a “double” numbering system which is inelegant and extremely confusing.

Ineffective Headers • The Parish Book of Chant uses headers at the top of each page which are poorly done, repeating “Parish Book of Chant” over and over again.

Cost • The Parish Book of Chant costs $22.00 per copy, whereas the Antoine Daniel Kyriale costs $5.99.

Those are some of the reasons why our new publication was necessary.

Feel free to examine the complete file:

    * *  PDF Download • Père Daniel Kyriale (Final File, 126 pages)

The draft copy was downloaded 600+ times, so there appears to be interest. The booklet is available for anyone who desires it as of 29 August 2019. We are excited to start using ours!

Fun Fact:

You might notice the bottom of page 76. This was an excellent suggestion by Fr. Valentine Young, OFM, and several FSSP priests. Without going into detail, it takes the “Benedicamus Domino” melody—for Sundays in Advent and Lent—but switches the words to “Ite Missa Est,” in accordance with Chapter 9 of Rubricarum Instructum (1961). I’m not thilled with the syllable placement, but it matches what is found in the official books:

82882-Benedicamus-Domino


After you examine page 76, let me know your thoughts in the Facebook comment section. While I don’t use Facebook very much for personal stuff, I do religiously read the comments that appear on the CCW Facebook page. (Pardon the pun!)