This mass will be live streamed on YouTube.
Here is the program.
Mount Calvary Church
A Roman Catholic Parish
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
Rev. Albert Scharbach, Pastor
Dr. Allen Buskirk, Choir Director and Cantor
Midori Tanaka, Organist
May 3, 2020
10 A.M. Livecast on YouTube
Good Shepherd Sunday
Missa de S. Maria Magdalena, H. Willan
Psalm 23, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
The Lord is my shepherd;
therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture
and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul and bring me forth in
the paths of righteousness, for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk in the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil,
thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me
against them that trouble me;
thou hast anointed my head with oil,
and my cup shall be full.
But thy lovingkindness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
This setting of Psalm 23 is from the larger composition Requiem. Although written in 1936, Requiem was not released for performance until 1980, held back by Howells following the death of his son Michael in 1935. Michael contracted polio during an epidemic and died three days later. It is a harmonious and deeply Romantic composition, but restrained and it is at these moments we realise how affected he was by his loss.
Beati quorum via, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Baker’s name is chiefly known as the promoter and editor of ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern,’ first published in 1861. To this collection Baker contributed many original hymns, besides several translations of Latin hymns. In 1868 an ‘Appendix’ to the collection was issued, and in 1875 the work was thoroughly revised. The hymnal was compiled to meet the wants of churchmen of all schools, but strong objections were raised in many quarters to Sir Henry Baker’s own hymn addressed to the Virgin Mary, ‘Shall we not love thee. Mother dear?’
Sir Henry Baker held the doctrine of the celibacy of the clergy, and at his death the baronetcy devolved on a kinsman.