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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 accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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Musical Resources • 12th Sunday after Pentecost
published 24 August 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

These musical programs are for FSSP.la, the new FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles. Bring your family to the High Mass (SAINT VICTOR, 8634 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069) at 7:00pm every Sunday.


PROCESSIONAL

Organist.


ASPERGES

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)   •   Organist

We also add a polyphonic section, which is #4550.


INTROIT   •   Ladies sing on 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, men on all others.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)

Men should begin practicing the Introit for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, which can be found at St. René Goupil.


KYRIE ELEISON

We are singing #5294 (KYRIE “Iste Sanctus” by Guerrero)

Parts 1 + 2 are here with Solfège added. We hope to add Part 3 this Sunday.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

Plainsong Gloria IX from the Campion Hymnals, accompanied by the organist score.

Begin learning #5612.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

We are currently using Mode IV for these:
12th Sunday after Pentecost

Eventually, we might learn this version—but that decision will come later.


CREDO IV   •   Alternatim

We may sing #5984 by Machaut.

We also sometimes sing this version: #3445.   But sometimes we sing in unison.


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY OTHER

Organist will play.


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

We will sing #3496 paired with #2999.

Sometimes we sing Sanctus from Mass XIII. The complete “Kyriale” (Ordinarium Missae) can be found at St. Antoine Daniel.


AGNUS DEI

We will sing #7554.

Before long we will begin work on a setting by Giovanni Gabrieli.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON

This will be sung by chosen soloists.


COMMUNION ORGAN

Organist.


COMMUNION POLYPHONY

We will sing #4687 “O Esca Viatorum.”


RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #899 Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All

From the Campion Hymnal.


CHOIR PRAYER (from CAMPION HYMNAL) happens after attendance is taken:

First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee,
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Pilate, the time-serving politician, stepped forward on his sunlit portico. On his right stood Christ, the Just One who came to give His life for the redemption of many; on his left stood Barabbas, the wicked one, who had incited a revolt and taken a life. Pilate asked the mob to choose between the two: “Whether you will that I release unto you, Christ, or Barabbas”?

How would I have answered that question, had I been in the courtyard that Good Friday morning? I cannot escape answering by saying that the question belongs only to the past, for it is as actual now as ever. My conscience is the tribunal of Pilate. Daily, hourly, and every minute of the day, Christ comes before that tribunal, as virtue, honesty and purity. Barabbas comes as vice, dishonesty and uncleanness. As often as I choose to speak the uncharitable word, do the dishonest action, or consent to the evil thought, I say in so many words, “Release unto me, Barabbas,” and to choose Barabbas means to crucify Christ.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O Jesus, many times in my life I have preferred Barabbas to Thee. There is no way that I can undo that choice, but to make my way to Thy feet, and beg Thy forgiveness. But that is so humiliating, for Thou wearest the garment of a fool, and Thou bearest in Thy hand the reed sceptre of a mock king. It is so hard to do penance and admit that I am guilty! It is so hard to be seen with Thee, who art wearing Thy crown of thorns. It is hard! But let me see, Jesus, that it is harder to wear the crown of thorns!