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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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"Nothing should be allowed that is unworthy of divine worship, nothing that is obviously profane or unfit to express the inner, sacred power of prayer. Nothing odd or unusual is allowable, since such things, far from fostering devotion in the praying community, rather shock and upset it—and impede the proper and rightful cultivation of a devotion faithful to tradition."
— Pope Paul VI • 10/13/1966

PDF Download • Palestrina Kyrie (2 of 3)
published 19 October 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

ECENTLY, we brought you Part 1 of a dazzlingly luscious Palestrina KYRIE based on the Gregorian Kyrie Fons Bonitatis (which in Palestrina’s time was referred to as “In Majoribus Duplicibus”). I will have much more to say about this Mass, and I will be asking your help: we must locate the precise variant Palestrina was looking at to help us understand the points of imitation—and perhaps this will help us.

Today, we bring you Part 2:

    * *  PDF Download • Kyrie (Part 2 of 3)   (#81249)

REHEARSAL VIDEOS for each individual voice and PDF score await you at #81249.

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