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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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“As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 22 September 2016
published 22 September 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

A. Some Good News: It took many hours, but I found a good way to teach you SATB hymns. If you look at the “Recessional” below, you’ll notice it’s an SATB hymn you must learn.

B. More Good News: We have enough to sing on 1 October! Scroll to the bottom of page, and you’ll see the people who have agreed to sing!

CHOIR CALL TIME =

7:00am … on … Saturday, October 1st

LOCATION =

USC Caruso Catholic Center
(“Our Savior Church”)
844 West 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

More info is here.

We will have an optional Rehearsal on one of the following dates:

TUESDAY • 27 September at 7:00pm (La Crescenta)

WEDNESDAY • 28 September at 7:00pm (La Crescenta)

THURSDAY • 29 September at 7:00pm (La Crescenta)

Please let Jo Anne P. know which dates are acceptable for you.

The music for this coming Sunday is here.

This coming Sunday we will focus on:

I will help you with #7231 (“Cónditor alme síderum”)

We will go over #7503 (new Alleluia)

We will go over #7672 (“Salve Virgo Singularis”)

Singing the St. Joseph Hymn with legato & beauty (#7593)

The new SATB hymn (#7128) which is “Recessional” for October 1st and “Processional” for this coming Sunday.

Mass begins with the INTROIT:


INTROIT   •   Sung by the men.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


KYRIE ELEISON

Go to this website and locate #3347, #3661, and #7332.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

We will sing #7709.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

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


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY POLYPHONY

Hymn to the Sacred Trinity which is #3473


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

We have been singing #3496.


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)


COMMUNION

The Hymn to St. Joseph is #7593.


RECESSIONAL HYMN

SATB Hymn #7128.

THESE ARE COMING FOR SURE :

Emily E.
Noemi E.
Judy E.
Ashley E.
Andrea B. (98% certain)
Adeline C.
Fleurette C.
Bernadette C.
Jo Anne P.
Genevieve Walsh (might bring muffins)
Margaret Walsh (might bring muffins)
Cecilia T.
Catherine C.
Margaret C.
Guy C.
Colette A.
Christie K.
Iffy E.
Rene W.
Joe C.
Aaron E.
Scott B.
Faustina G.
Pauline G.
Mark G.
Xiomara G.

our FSSP friends:

Andrea L. (TENR)
Jaquie H. (SOPR)
Sarah H. (ALTO)
Francesa (ALTO)
THESE ARE UNDECIDED OR HAVE NOT RESPONDED YET :

Claire Coul.
Sister Yesenia
Francisco de la P.
Aurora M.
Veronica M.
Sicily M.
Mary Ann C.
Pete A.
THESE CANNOT ATTEND :

Meaghan K.
Mark B.
Dwayne C.