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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 modern: 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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Musical Resources • Holy Thursday (EF)
published 12 April 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

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

Everything must be done according to the RUBRICS of Pius XII 1955 Holy Week.


INTROIT   •   Sung during the procession by the men

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


KYRIE ELEISON

We will sing #6995.

We also know a KYRIE with three sections: #3347, #3661, and #7332.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

We will sing Viadana #7709 “Falsobordone Gloria.”


GRADUAL   •   Sung by the men

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


CREDO

No Credo on Holy Thursday.


WASHING OF THE FEET

Antiphon III

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Video


CONCLUSION • WASHING OF THE FEET

PDF for Singers & Celebrant


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY HYMN

#3316 • Lenten Hymn “Herzliebster Jesu”


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

Choir members should be learning #6962 and #6926.

We also know #3496.


AGNUS DEI

Today, the response each time is: miserere nobis.

We will sing #4347 by Du Fay.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON   •   Sung by the ladies

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)

Extra Verses for soloist


COMMUNION POLYPHONY

Since it’s Holy Thursday, we’ll sing “Whitehall” Verbum Supernum (SATB).

To learn the notes you can use #7128 in spite of the fact that words are different.


PROCESSIONAL HYMN — Pange Lingua   •   starting pitch = E

#178 in Campion Missal

PDF Score (Singer)   •   YouTube



PRAYER WITH THE CHOIR (taken from the CAMPION HYMNAL) :

240 Simonem