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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 soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because, as Augustine remarks (Confess. x, 33), “each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice, and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred.” The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas
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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