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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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These prayers were not peculiar to Good Friday in the early ages (they were said on Spy Wednesday as late as the eighth century); their retention here, it is thought, was inspired by the idea that the Church should pray for all classes of men on the day that Christ died for all. Duchesne is of opinion that the “Oremus” now said in every Mass before the Offertory—which is not a prayer—remains to show where this old series of prayers was once said in all Masses.
— Catholic Encyclopedia (1909)
Advent Alleluias for Gospel Acclamation
published 24 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Alleluia has always been a very special part of the Mass. I’m pleased to announce that garnieralleluias.org continues to grow and expand. For the Gospel Acclamation at Mass (usually an “Alleluia”), we already offer hundreds of PDF scores, training videos, Mp3 audio recordings, and congregational inserts. (Click Here) to visit the St. Charles Garnier Gospel Acclamations Website

Here’s an example of how Medieval manuscripts indicated how to sing a tone:

And here’s how Solesmes indicates such things:


(Click Here) And here’s Corpus Christi Watershed’s version