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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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PDF Download: Organ Accompaniment to “Et Valde Mane” • 1955 Easter Vigil
published 4 April 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

HEN POPE PIUS XII revised Holy Week, the Antiphon for Communion on Holy Saturday was changed. Here’s an organ accompaniment for the Antiphon (“Et Valde Mane”) and the entire Benedictus (“Canticle of Zachary”):

    * *  PDF Download • Organ Accompaniment “Et Valde Mane”

BUT WATCH OUT!   It uses the version from the Pius XII Psalter (which is a valid option for Holy Week).

I apologize this is such a short blog entry!