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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 spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modem: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

Subdeacon's Role In The Ordinary Form Mass
published 27 September 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

378 Subdeacon ROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD, when the New Mass was first promulgated (1969) the office of Subdeacon had not yet been suppressed. The 1969 GIRM has a section treating the Subdeacon’s role during the New Mass. Can anyone explain more about this? Does anyone remember attending the Novus Ordo Mass with a Subdeacon?

I have to admit, I never realized Subdeacons were allowed to be a part of the New Mass, but it makes sense since the minor orders were not suppressed until 15 August 1972, by Pope Paul VI’s motu proprio Ministeria quaedam.

Obviously, there’s a lot we could discuss here: why the minor orders were gotten rid of, to what extent the various roles of the Church changed following the Council (girl altar servers, women lectors, and so forth). This post is worth reading, by the way. However, at this point, I’m looking for specific information on what the Subdeacon did in the Novus Ordo Mass, and whether anyone remembers this actually happening.