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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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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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)

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.