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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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Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation [and] fine initiatives were taken along these lines. However we cannot close our eyes to the disaster, the devastation and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused by remodeling the Church’s liturgy according to their ideas. They forgot that the liturgical act is not just a PRAYER, but also and above all a MYSTERY in which something is accomplished for us that we cannot fully understand but that we must accept and receive in faith, love, obedience and adoring silence.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

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Now Online! Fr. Josef Jungmann's Study of the Roman Rite "Missarum Sollemnia"
published 25 January 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

843 Josef Jungmann SE THE LINKS below to download Fr. Joseph Andreas Jungmann’s masterpiece: The Mass of the Roman Rite: its origins and development. It is also called “Missarum Sollemnia.”

Both volumes are contained in this PDF:

      * *  6460 • Both Volumes by Fr. Jungmann

The following files can also be downloaded, but this is unnecessary if you’ve already downloaded #6460.

      * *  PARS I • Vol. 1, to p. 229

      * *  PARS II • Vol. 1, p. 230 to END

      * *  PARS III • Vol. 2, to p. 229

      * *  PARS IV • Vol. 2, p. 230 to END

      * *  PARS V • Complete Indices

The priest who translated both volumes into English was Fr. Francis Brunner, C.Ss.R. Years ago, he was a “major player” in the Sacred music movement. He wasn’t a huge fan of the Solesmes rhythmic signs, probably due to his German associations. When I posted Brunner’s gentle condemnation of the hymn “On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother” it caused quite a uproar …

BEWARE! There’s a version of Jungmann’s Missarum Sollemnia being sold which combines Volume I and II … but all the footnotes are missing!