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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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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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.