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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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At the Council of Trent, the subject was raised whether it was correct to refer to the unconsecrated elements of bread and wine as “immaculata hostia” (spotless victim) and “calix salutaris” (chalice of salvation) in the offertory prayers. Likewise the legitimacy of the making the sign of the cross over the elements after the Eucharistic consecration was discussed.
— Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Cong. Orat.

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Introit For The Immaculate Conception (8 December)
published 2 December 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE INTROIT for December 8th (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) is one of the longer Introits we find:


Here’s how it looks in modern notation, taken from a 1924 Solesmes book:

    * *  PDF Download • Modern Notation

I much prefer the medieval “box notation,” because it shows the SHAPE of the melodies:

    * *  PDF Download • Gregorian Notation

Here’s an audio file:

    * *  Mp3 Audio • Rehearsal File

And here’s an organ accompaniment:

    * *  PDF Download • Nova Organi Harmonia


Visit Goupil Chant for all the rest of the Propers.