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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 the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II
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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