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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 Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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Rubrics • Good Friday (Pius XII Holy Week Revisions)
published 3 April 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

Some might find the following file helpful:

    * *  PDF Download • Rubrics for 1955 Good Friday

Always make sure to go through everything at least once beforehand—even Solesmes sometimes goofs. For example, look what they did in Chants Abrégés (1926) for Palm Sunday:

069 Solesmes Error


By the way, here’s a written-out version of the Good Friday Communion Psalm prescribed by the rubrics:

    * *  PDF Download • Good Friday Communion (Ps 21)

This is the first time it’s ever been written out! Not even the mighty—and incredible—GregoBase provides this essential score fully notated.

For the record, the Edmund Campion Hymnal has a very clear—beautifully typeset—version of Good Friday, including wonderful English translations.