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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“Oh, the happy choir director who is hired to start work on a brand new choir, or who walks into his first rehearsal a total stranger to the existing group—what a fortunate man he is! The new choir director who is a former member of the choir, or a member of the congregation, or the nephew of the alto soloist, or a former altar boy, or otherwise well acquainted with the choir, is in for a few headaches.”
— Paul Hume (1956)
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