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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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It should be borne in mind that there is no preference expressed in the liturgical legislation for either “versus populum” or “ad orientem.” Since both positions enjoy the favor of law, the legislation may not be invoked to say that one position or the other accords more closely with the mind of the Church.
— Congregation for Divine Worship (Vatican City), 10 April 2000

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Psalm Tones Beyond A Doubt
published 30 May 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

SALM TONES can sometimes be tricky. Mode VIII is much easier than, for example, Mode III—but even Mode VIII can be ticklish. One reason is that several are related to each other, such as the example I gave of 1 and 6 in a recent post. Here’s an incredibly useful PDF I just came across from 1949:

    * *  PDF Download • The Eight Gregorian Psalm Tones (29 pages)

It shows all the “difficult cases” and their solutions:

157  The Eight Gregorian Psalm Tones


This chart is even nicer:

    * *  PDF Chart • The Eight Gregorian Psalm Tones