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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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Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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Musical Resources • 3rd Sunday of Advent (EF)
published 9 December 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

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


PROCESSIONAL   •   It is Gaudete Sunday!

Organist.


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 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” 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:

571 PREX


Here’s the most common conclusion:

407 Christ Saves