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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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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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Rough PDF • Rubrics & Music, Holy Saturday (1962)
published 4 April 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

E DON’T USUALLY release “rough cut” PDF files—especially when they’re ugly cut & paste—but this one is so valuable I can’t resist. Think of this as a 61-page “cheat sheet” for the Pius XII (Revised) Easter Vigil mandatory in 1955:

    * *  PDF SOLESMES “Rubrics & Music for Holy Saturday” (1957)

And here’s this written out:

    * *  PDF Download • First “Lauds” chant with Alleluia

As time goes on, we will release the complete Holy Saturday with organ accompaniments—along with splendidly re-typeset English interlinear translations as we’ve been doing on the Goupil Chant Website—but this will come later.

If you want a version of the Easter Vigil with fantastic typesetting & English translations, try the Campion Hymnal; but that’s a book for the congregation—not the choir.