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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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The Vatican Gradual cheered our hearts by restoring the authentic form of the hymns therein. But there are very few hymns in the Gradual. We looked forward to the continuation of the same work, where it was so much more needed, in the Vesperal, and then in the new Breviary. Alas, the movement, for the present, has stopped. The new Vesperal and then the Breviary contain Urban VIII’s versions. So at present we have the odd situation that in the Gradual the old form of the hymns is restored; but when the same hymn (for instance “Vexilia regis”) comes again in the Vesperal, we must sing the seventeenth-century mangling.
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)
Free Mass Setting Using The New ICEL Translation
published 11 March 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

Announcing a brand new Mass setting which uses the new ICEL translation of the Roman Missal !!

The St. Ralph Sherwin (†1581) Mass Website has numerous practice videos, organ accompaniments, PDF vocalist scores (modern and Gregorian notation), congregational booklets, and more. Toward the bottom, one can also find a link to numerous other (free) Mass settings which use the new ICEL translation.

This Mass is modal (that is, based on Gregorian chant), bright, short, and easy to play and sing.

Here is an example of one of the more than twenty practice videos (provided at St. Sherwin Mass website):

The Gloria has already been approved (28 January 2011) by the USCCB for Liturgical use, and can be used in the United States beginning Advent 2011. The other movements of the Mass will also be submitted, and approval is expected (since the official translation was adhered to with scrupulosity, as with all the Corpus Christi Watershed compositions).
Reminder: the new translation does not affect the “Lord Have Mercy” or the “Lamb of God.”

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