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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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“Chants closely related to the readings should, of course, be appropriately transferred for use with these readings. For pastoral reasons also there is an option regarding the chants for the Proper of Seasons: namely, as circumstances suggest, to replace the text proper to a day with another text belonging to the same season.”
— Ordo Cantus Missae (1971)

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Musical Resources • Christmas Midnight Mass (Extraordinary Form)
published 24 December 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski


RESPONSES FOR HIGH MASS

PDF Score (Singer)printed on a single sheet


PROCESSIONAL   •   #805 in the Campion Hymnal

Singers   •   Organist


ASPERGES

There is no Asperges tonight.


INTROIT   •   Sung by the men only.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


KYRIE ELEISON

Here’s the Singer Score (PDF) for the Kyrie. To practice, use #5054 and #5053

To practice the Kyrie by Richard Rice, which will sing again someday, you must locate #4781.

Sometimes we do a Kyrie from the Campion Hymnal. The organist needs this Accompaniment. To learn this piece, go here and find “Kyrie XI.”


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

Singer Score (PDF) and you can practice with #5051.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

To practice the new Palestrina ALLELUIA, you must locate #4470. The other one we know is #5050.

You don’t need to practice the chant verses which change each week.


CREDO IV   •   Alternatim

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)   •   Organist


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY

We will sing A Solis Ortus Cardine, which you learn by rehearsing #4022.


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

We have been singing #4912 and will sing it again this Sunday.

Sometimes—but not this coming Sunday—we sing a different polyphonic “Hosanna,” which is #5048. You don’t need to practice the Chant Part.


AGNUS DEI

To practice the Agnus Dei by Philippe Verdelot (d. 1531), you must locate #4801.

Don’t forget our other setting, #4347.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


COMMUNION POLYPHONY (A)

“Jesu Dulcis Memoria” is number #4428.


COMMUNION POLYPHONY (B)

Here’s the Singer Score (PDF) and practice with #3792


COMMUNION HYMN

Singer Score (PDF) with the Organist


RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #803 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Singer Score (PDF)   •   Organist


For Christmas Midnight Mass, Holy Communion will be received by the choir after Mass.