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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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“To treat harmony and rhythm in this matter was a difficult matter. Facing numerous problems both large and small—that arose constantly—we understood that a flawless harmonization of Gregorian chant cannot be created by improvisation, no matter the competence and ability of the organist or harmonist.”
— Mons. Jules Van Nuffel, NOH Preface

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Major Typo • This Sunday's Introit
published 31 July 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

A SUPREMELY IMPORTANT BOOK—which until today I considered flawless—contains a major typo in the Introit for the Feast of the Transfiguration. Here is the Editio Vaticana (1908) which remains the Church’s official chant book, even in the Ordinary Form:

4797 editio vaticana

Can you spot which edition has a major error?

The 1953 Schwann edition has:

4797 Schwann edition 1953


Fr. Weinmann’s 1909 version of the Editio Vaticana has:

4797 editio vaticana WEINMANN 1909


My favorite book—“Mass & Vespers” (1957) by Solesmes—has:

4797 Mass & Vespers 1957


The 1961 Solesmes Graduale Romanum has:

4797 Solesmes Graduale 1961


The Liber Usualis has:

4797 Liber usualis


If you need help, visit St. René Goupil and download the Introit for the Transfiguration.