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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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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)
New ICEL Translation: Glory to God
published 17 January 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

Starting in Advent of 2011, we will be using the new ICEL translation of the Roman Missal. This new translation was created in response to Liturgiam Authenticam, a 2001 instruction from the Vatican on how we can improve our vernacular translations.

Yesterday, I composed a “Glory To God In The Highest” (Gloria) using this new translation. My intention was to create a dignified setting that was not too long, would not become tiresome over the years, yet was easy enough for an average congregation to sing well. Feel free to download the organ accompaniment, Mp3 audio file, vocalist score (Modern Notation), or the vocalist score (Gregorian Notation): Here is the link.

Here is an example of how this Gloria (named in honor of Bl. Ralph Sherwin) sounds: