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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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“Oh, the happy choir director who is hired to start work on a brand new choir, or who walks into his first rehearsal a total stranger to the existing group—what a fortunate man he is! The new choir director who is a former member of the choir, or a member of the congregation, or the nephew of the alto soloist, or a former altar boy, or otherwise well acquainted with the choir, is in for a few headaches.”
— 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: