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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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The Vatican Gradual cheered our hearts by restoring the authentic form of the hymns therein. But there are very few hymns in the Gradual. We looked forward to the continuation of the same work, where it was so much more needed, in the Vesperal, and then in the new Breviary. Alas, the movement, for the present, has stopped. The new Vesperal and then the Breviary contain Urban VIII’s versions. So at present we have the odd situation that in the Gradual the old form of the hymns is restored; but when the same hymn (for instance “Vexilia regis”) comes again in the Vesperal, we must sing the seventeenth-century mangling.
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)

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Musical Resources • 2nd Sunday of Advent (EF)
published 1 December 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

These musical programs are for FSSP.la, the new FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles.


PROCESSIONAL   •   #800 On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry

From the Campion Hymnal.


ASPERGES

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)   •   Organist

We also add a polyphonic section, which is #4550.


INTROIT   •   Sung by the men.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


KYRIE ELEISON

Choir should be learning #6995.

We also know #3347, #3661, and #7332.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

The GLORIA is omitted during Advent.

We also know #7709.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

We will sing #7503 (an Alleluia by Victoria) with verses you don’t need to practice.


CREDO IV   •   Alternatim

We often sing this version: #3445 — but today it will be unison.


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY OTHER

#796 Veni, Veni Emmanuel, from the Campion Hymnal.


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

Sanctus XIII from Campion Hymnals with Potiron’s accomp.

As always, Sanctus XIII can be practiced at Saint Antoine Daniel.

We also sometimes sing #3496.

We are currently learning #6962.


AGNUS DEI

Here is the musical score. To learn this piece, visit this website and locate #2978.   The words are different, but the music is the same.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON   •   Sung by the ladies.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)

Accompanied from these markings, which the organist should print using a color printer.


COMMUNION OTHER

We will sing a fantastic motet by Guerrero—#7231—which has two (correct) names: “Creator Alme Siderum” or “Conditor Alme Siderum.”


RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #797 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

From the Campion Hymnal.


CHOIR PRAYER (from CAMPION HYMNAL) happens after attendance is taken:

608 Precis


Here’s the most common conclusion:

407 Christ Saves