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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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We sternly urge adherence to the established norms by those who raise an uproar or a challenge in the name of a misunderstood creative freedom, and thus inflict so much harm on the Church with their rash innovations, so vulgar, so frivolous—and sometimes even lamentably profane. Otherwise the essence of dogma and obviously of ecclesiastical discipline will be weakened, in line with the famous axiom: "lex orandi, lex credendi." We therefore call for absolute loyalty so that the rule of faith may remain safe.
— Pope Paul VI (27 June 1977)

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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: