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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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PDF Download • “Ordo Missæ” As We Use It
published 23 November 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

E HAVE CREATED special inserts for the thirty-six (36) choir members of FSSP.la. Because you might find them interesting or valuable, I’ve posted them online:

    * *  PDF Download • ORDO MISSAE in Latin & English

I wouldn’t be surprised if you discover tiny errors in these sheets, which are only intended to help our singers pray. Indeed, mistakes can be found even in the 1961 Liber Usualis by the monks of Solesmes.