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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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The Vatican Gradual cheered our hearts by restoring the authentic form of the hymns therein. But there are very few hymns in the Gradual. We looked forward to the continuation of the same work, where it was so much more needed, in the Vesperal, and then in the new Breviary. Alas, the movement, for the present, has stopped. The new Vesperal and then the Breviary contain Urban VIII’s versions. So at present we have the odd situation that in the Gradual the old form of the hymns is restored; but when the same hymn (for instance “Vexilia regis”) comes again in the Vesperal, we must sing the seventeenth-century mangling.
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)
Treatment of Mass VIII in 1933 Caecilia
published 28 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

It would seem that Mass VIII was as popular in the 1930’s as it is now.

Below is an article by Professor Amédée Gastoué, the famous enemy of Mocquereau and creator of bizarre recordings with his mixed Schola during the 1930’s. (For more on that, please see my presentation on the Editio Vaticana.)

He talks about the “Mass of the Angels” (which some call the “Mass from the angels”). For those who may have forgotten, Corpus Christi Watershed is offering twelve free organ accompaniments to Mass VIII, by folks like Bragers, Potiron, Flor Peeters, and many others.

Here is Gastoué's article, which was made available by the Church Music Association of America:

caecilia Mass VIII