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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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“One would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.”
— Ven. Pope Pius XII (20 November 1947)

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Richard Rice • SATB Kyrie from Mass VIII
published 22 June 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

610 Richard Rice Mass VIII ICHARD RICE has composed a wonderful choral version of Kyrie VIII and graciously made the official score available for free. To make it easier for my choir to sing—since our volunteer choir includes amateurs uncomfortable with repeat barlines—I have created a performance edition.

The following audio excerpt removes the organ to demonstrate the lush harmonies:

    * *  Audio Excerpt • Voices without organ

Listen to the first Kyrie without the Soprano line:

    * *  Audio Excerpt • Without Soprano

Can you hear the tune? Here’s that same section with Soprano included.

Organists might appreciate downloading this.

THE FOLLOWING REHEARSAL RESOURCES will help your choir learn this lovely piece & sing it with confidence:

EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio

ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio

TENOR : YouTube   •   Audio

BASS : YouTube   •   Audio

Mr. Rice has composed choral versions for each section of Mass VIII. The complete score is 25 pages, and was posted on the CMAA forum a few weeks ago.