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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)
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