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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 spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modem: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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Los Angeles Pontifical Mass • This Coming Sunday!
published 24 June 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

402 Bishop Schneider Mass HIS COMING SUNDAY, in two days, our FSSP.la Apostolate in Los Angeles will be joined by the Most Rev’d Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan (underneath Russia). We will also be joined by our FSSP District Superior, Very Rev’d Gerard Saguto, several FSSP seminarians, and of course our chaplain, Fr. James Fryar.

The Solemn Pontifical Mass will begin at 7:00pm:

St. Victor Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

You’re invited to the reception & potluck dinner which will follow.

PROCESSIONAL   •   Organist.


ASPERGES   •   No Asperges for a Pontifical Mass.


INTROIT   •   Sung by the men.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


KYRIE ELEISON

Visit this website and locate #3347, #3661, and #3579.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

The Mercier “Canonic Gloria” is #3610.

And please be in the process of starting to learn #7709.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

We sing #3524 with the verses which you don’t need to practice.


CREDO IV   •   Alternatim

We sing this version: #3445.


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY POLYPHONY

To rehearse “AVE MARIS STELLA” (Lhoumeau), you must locate #4669.


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

We have been singing #3496.


AGNUS DEI

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


COMMUNION ANTIPHON   •   Sung by the ladies.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


COMMUNION POLYPHONY

We will sing at least the first four pages of #3473, “Hymn to the Trinity.”

You also need to be putting aside time each week to learn Verse 3b, which is #7722 because eventually we will sing that verse.


RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #908 Hail, Holy Queen

From the Campion Hymnal — with choir descant as #3175 (de Nouë).



OPENING PRAYER WITH THE CHOIR • from the Campion Hymnal:

406 6th Sn


407 Christ Saves