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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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“As liturgical art, church music is obliged to conform to ecclesiastical law. But to construct artificial polarities here, between legalistic order and a dynamic church music, demanded by the alleged needs of the day, would be to forsake the foundation of a music rooted in liturgical experience. What is in fact the pastoral value of the shoddy, the profane, the third-rate?”
— Dr. Robert Skeris (1996)
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