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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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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, twisted concepts, whose only point is there twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use.”
— Rev. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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At Mass This Sunday …
published 28 October 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

269 Gloria Intone ROM TIME TO TIME, I help out at local parishes here in the city. I had to stop playing organ at the Cathedral when I became a father.

Anyway, at Mass this Sunday, the priest intoned the Gloria, and the choir and congregation continued. It was a truly marvelous effect! Somehow, this simple gesture reminded us in a powerful way that we — all of us together — are praying. It’s hard to believe what a beautiful effect it was, in this small, local parish where it occurred.

By the way, they sang the Gloria in honor of St. Anne Line (practice video).

If it’s not possible for the Priest to intone the Gloria, the choir or cantor can start. This is allowed in the post-Conciliar rubrics. If you don’t believe me, you can read the rubrics from the Ordo Cantus Missae (scroll down to Number 2). Bishop Peter J. Elliott agrees the preference is for the priest to intone the Gloria.