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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
— Pope Benedict XVI, writing in 1997

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Joan Brudieu • Simple Kyrie (Revised)
published 24 September 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

252 Hans Memling HIS KYRIE IS quite brief, simple to teach, can easily involve the congregation in a meaningful way (without taxing their abilities), contains beautiful polyphonic lines, and fits on just one page! It’s based on a composition by composer Joan Brudieu, who died in 1591AD. 1

    * *  PDF Download • Brudieu KYRIE

EQUAL VOICES :   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO :   Audio

ALTO :   Audio

TENOR :   Audio

BASS :   Audio


The cantor can sing the chant, the entire congregation can repeat it, then the choir alone can sing the polyphonic section. This is repeated for the “Christe” and the final “Kyrie.”



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   For some reason, tons of fantastic composers died in the 1590s.