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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 lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)
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