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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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Musical Resources • 4th Sunday of Advent (EF)
published 14 December 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

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

This week, procedures will also be undertaken to make sure Christmas Midnight Mass goes well.


PROCESSIONAL   •   #795 Hark, A Herald Voice Is Calling

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

We sing #6995.

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


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

The GLORIA is omitted during Advent.

We know #3610. 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 sometimes we sing in 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 occasionally 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” and “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:

561 PREX


Here’s the most common conclusion:

407 Christ Saves