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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), where he also 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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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)
Gospel Acclamation During Lent
published 28 February 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

During Lent, both before and after the Gospel Acclamation, instead of “Alleluia,” any of the following phrases may be used:

    Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!
    Praise and honor to you, Lord Jesus!
    Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
    Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!
    Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

To access hundreds of free organist and vocalist scores, training videos, congregational inserts, and many more resources for the Gospel Acclamation, please visit this website: St. Charles Garnier Free Gospel Acclamations.

Here’s an example of how an ancient Gregorian manuscript indicated the tone: (click here)

Here’s an example of how the monks of Solesmes do the same thing: (click here)

And here’s a VIDEO of how Corpus Christi Watershed does the same thing for the Lenten Gospel Acclamation “Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!”: (click here)