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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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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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First Sunday of Advent at Saint Vitus Parish (LA)
published 25 November 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

These musical programs are for Saint Vitus Parish, which belongs to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Parish is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. Bring your family to the 10:30am High Mass every Sunday.


PROCESSIONAL   •   #798 Savior Of The Nations Come

From the Campion Hymnal.


ASPERGES   •   Asperges is only sung for the main Sunday Mass

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

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


INTROIT   •   The Men sing this.

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KYRIE ELEISON

We will sing #89425, a Kyrie by Victoria.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

The GLORIA is omitted during Advent.

We know Guerrero’s Gloria based on “Iste Sanctus” • #5612.

We also know GLORIA X; that means go HERE and find the Gloria under Mass X.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

We will sing #3982 (an Alleluia by Father Morales).

As always, the verses are found in our Goupil Gradual books.


CREDO IV   •   When we sing Plainsong Credo IV, we use alternatim

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OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY OTHER

Campion Hymnal, #796 Veni, Veni Emmanuel


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

We will sing #88751, a Sanctus by Victoria.

We will also sing #88749 Benedictus by Victoria.

We are learning #87349, a SANCTUS by J.S. Bach


AGNUS DEI

We know #90719 by Giovanni Gabrieli.

We know 13th century Worcester AGNUS DEI.

AGNUS DEI (1310AD)   (score)


COMMUNION ANTIPHON   •   Sung by the ladies.

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Accompanied from these markings, which the organist should print using a color printer.


COMMUNION OTHER

We will sing a fantastic motet by Guerrero—#7231—which has two (correct) names: “Creator Alme Siderum” or “Conditor Alme Siderum.”


RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #797 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

From the Campion Hymnal.


CHOIR PRAYER (usually taken from CAMPION HYMNAL) after attendance:

FIFTH STATION • Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.

R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou has redeemed the world.

It was not merely death sinful men wished Our Blessed Saviour; it was a particular kind of death upon the sign of contradiction. Lest exhaustion and weakness should rob them of unfurling Him as a banner of salvation upon the Cross of Calvary, they forced Simon of Cyrene to help Him with His task. Simon saw in the cross only the burden of wood, but not the burden of the world’s sins, and hence became at first an unwilling aid and a constrained helper. A few minutes, however, in the sweet company of Jesus changed his outlook, slavery became freedom, constraint became love, and reluctance a sweet abandon.

I, too, am like Simon in his first moments: I know about Jesus, but I do not know Jesus. I have feared to be a sharer of His Cross, and hence have loved but little, because I have known only a little. I have too often insisted on beginning with pleasure, when it is with pleasure that I should have ended.