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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)

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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