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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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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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Joan Brudieu • Simple Kyrie (Revised)
published 24 September 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

252 Hans Memling HIS KYRIE IS quite brief, simple to teach, can easily involve the congregation in a meaningful way (without taxing their abilities), contains beautiful polyphonic lines, and fits on just one page! It’s based on a composition by composer Joan Brudieu, who died in 1591AD. 1

    * *  PDF Download • Brudieu KYRIE

EQUAL VOICES :   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO :   Audio

ALTO :   Audio

TENOR :   Audio

BASS :   Audio


The cantor can sing the chant, the entire congregation can repeat it, then the choir alone can sing the polyphonic section. This is repeated for the “Christe” and the final “Kyrie.”



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   For some reason, tons of fantastic composers died in the 1590s.