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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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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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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.