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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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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)

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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.