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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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“In 1854 John Mason Neale co-founded an order of women dedicated to nursing the sick. Many Anglicans in his day, however, were very suspicious of anything suggestive of Roman Catholicism. Only nine years earlier, John Henry Newman had encouraged Catholic practices in Anglican churches and had ended up becoming a Roman Catholic. This encouraged the suspicion that anyone such as Neale was an agent of the Vatican, assigned to destroy Anglicanism by subverting it from within. Once, Neale was attacked and mauled at a funeral of one of the Sisters. From time to time unruly crowds threatened to stone him or to burn his house.”
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published 11 April 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE FOLLOWING PRAYERS—required for Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form—have never been written out … until today!

Toward the beginning:

    * *  PDF Download • Versicles & Responses (“Part 1 of 3”)

When the bishop washes his hands:

    * *  PDF Download • CONFIRMA HOC DEUS (“Part 2 of 3”)

Toward the end:

    * *  PDF Download • Versicles & Responses (“Part 3 of 3”)

If you look in the Saint Gregory Hymnal, Mr. Montani attempted to notate some of these chants, but he made mistakes. Specifically, Mr. Montani seems not to realize that priests can choose from several tones. In fact, when the 2nd ferial tone is chosen, the beginning (“Ostende nobis, etc.”) should probably be sung recto tono—although very few priests seem to realize this. These issues were dealt with here:

    * *  Tutorial For Priests: Various Tones Fully Notated

…but I probably should have done the beginning prayers in “Ferial Tone B” recto tono. This is not “traditional,” but it seems to be the “correct” way.