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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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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

New Typesetting! • “Kyriale Supplement” (1934)
published 21 October 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

ACK IN FEBRUARY (wow—time sure does fly!) we uploaded a rare “insert” from 1934, which contained additional chants for the KYRIALE. You can read all about it by visiting the February article. I certainly had never come across these versions before, and some of them sound quite peculiar. The chants were badly in need of re-typesetting, as you can see:


Mr. Andrew Hinkley emailed me this morning; he has completed this task! 1

    * *  PDF Kyrie I (“Deus miserator”) Ex Cod Aemilianensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie II (“Rex Magne”) Ex Cod Aemilianensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie III (“Christe Patris”) Ex Cantatorio Silensi

    * *  PDF Kyrie IV (“Conditor poli”) Ex Cod Aemilianensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie V (“Deus solus et immensus”) Ex Tropario Vicensi [10th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie VI (“Jesu Redemptor”) Ex Tropario Oscensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie VII Ex Tropario Dertusino [13th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie VIII Ex Tropario Dertusino [13th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie IX Ex Cantatorio Burgensi [13th century]

    * *  PDF Kyrie X Ex Cantatorio Asturicensi [13th century]

    * *  PDF Gloria I Ex Prosario Oscensi [9th century]

    * *  PDF Gloria II Ex Antiphonario mozarabico Legionensi [10th century]

    * *  PDF Credo I Ex quodam Graduali impresso

    * *  PDF Credo II Ex cod Silensi mozarabico [11th century]

    * *  PDF Sanctus I Ex Tropario Aemilianensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Sanctus II Ex Cantatorio Silensi

    * *  PDF Sanctus III Ex Cantatorio Silensi

    * *  PDF Sanctus IV Ex Tropario Oscensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Agnus I Ex Tropario Oscensi [11th century]

    * *  PDF Agnus II Ex Tropario Oscensi [11th century]

Important Notice :

Before using those files, please compare them to the original:

    * *  PDF Download • Supplement to the Kyriale (1934)

Andrew Hinkley is the best there is…but even he makes mistakes.


1   Mr. Hinkley told us he plans on adding the GABC code to Mdme. GregoBase very soon.