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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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It should be borne in mind that there is no preference expressed in the liturgical legislation for either “versus populum” or “ad orientem.” Since both positions enjoy the favor of law, the legislation may not be invoked to say that one position or the other accords more closely with the mind of the Church.
— Congregation for Divine Worship (Vatican City), 10 April 2000

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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.