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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 all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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 also nice:

    * *  PDF Chart • The Eight Gregorian Psalm Tones