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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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"There is a lack of that kind of organization which favors mature judgment. Move on, move on, get it out. Schemata are multiplied without ever arriving at a considered form. The system of discussion is bad … Often the schemata arrive just before the discussions. Sometimes, and in important matters, such as the new anaphoras, the schema was distributed the evening before the discussion was to take place … Father Bugnini has only one interest: press ahead and finish."
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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.