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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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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)
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