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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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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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PDF Download: Eucharistic Verset By Palestrina
published 27 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

ELOW, YOU WILL FIND a Eucharistic Polyphonic Verset adapted from a larger work by Palestrina. It’s a bit challenging, so polyphonic practice videos & audio files have been provided. The verset works very well in between verses of a Pange Lingua (Gregorian chant) taken from the Liber Cantualis of Solesmes.

      * *  PDF Download • Polyphonic Verset

      * *  Audio Recording • Polyphony Only (by Matt Curtis)

When you’re teaching your choir the chant, try this organ accompaniment. 1 I recommend having your Tenors or Sopranos only sing the chant verses.


To help your choir learn, practice videos & audio files are available:

Practice Video: SOPRANO   •   Mp3 Practice File: SOPRANO

Practice Video: ALTO   •   Mp3 Practice Audio: ALTO

Practice Video: TENOR   •   Mp3 Practice Audio: TENOR

Practice Video: BASS   •   Mp3 Practice Audio: BASS

Once they’ve learned their parts, have them practice against the Equal Voices audio recording (SEE ABOVE).



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   I wouldn’t use the organ accompaniment when you mix the chant with polyphony.