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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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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Kyrie XI • Gregorian Chant
published 11 October 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

YRIE XI (“Orbis Factor”) is quite popular, and was specifically recommended for congregational singing in an article by Dr. William Mahrt. I confess to have wrongly neglected this chant in recent years because I prefer a more ancient version found in the “Ad Libitum” section of the Liber Usualis. I searched for a recording of this Kyrie online, but wasn’t happy with what I heard.

So here’s my attempt: