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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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"Although the Mass contains much instruction for the faithful, it has nevertheless not seemed expedient to the fathers that it be celebrated everywhere in the vernacular. The holy synod commands pastors and everyone who has the care of souls to explain frequently during the celebration of the Masses, either themselves or through others, some of the things that are read in the Mass, and among other things to expound some mystery of this most Holy Sacrifice, especially on Sundays and feastdays."
— Council of Trent, XII:8 (1562)

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Nothing Ordinary About It: The Mass Proper as Early Music Jigsaw Puzzle
published 18 December 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’M NOT SURE why I only just recently discovered this article on the Mass Propers by my friend, Douglas Shadle. It’s been published in many places on the internet and seems to have been very well received. He mentions, among other things, the Solesmes Gregorian Missal.