The Office of Compline for January 25, 2015

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Rest) – Frederick Charles Maker (1844-1927)

PSALM 62 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult of our lifes wild, restless sea (Tune: Restoration) – melody from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. The Hymnal, 1982

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode V; harm. Padre Vincente Rippollès

ANTHEM: Ambulans Jesus – Francisco Guerrero (1527-1599)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 18, 2015

The Confession of Saint Peter

For this evening’s office, the Compline Choir invited the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Boys & Girls Choir, Rebekah Gilmore, director, to join them. The Compline Choir and Boys & Girls Choir collaborate every two to three years to chant the office of Compline together. 

ORISON: Christ is made the sure foundation (Tune: Urbs beata Jerusalem) – Plainsong, Mode II, Nevers MS, 13th cent.

PSALM 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: You are the Christ, O Lord (Tune: Wyngate Canon) – Richard Wayne Dirksen (1921-2003)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman (b. 1954)

ANTHEM: Steal away to Jesus – arr. Dale Adelmann (b. 1961)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Alan Wheaton, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 11, 2015

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

ORISON: Christ, when for us you were baptized (Tune: Caithness) – melody from The Psalmes of David in Prose and Meeter, 1635; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

PSALM 29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries This Endris Nyght – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting II, from The Lumley Books, c. 1547-1552

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ: Jesus autem hodie – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, alto soloist • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 4, 2015

The Second Sunday of Christmas

PROCESSIONAL: Once in royal David’s city (Tune: Irby) – melody Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876); harm. Arthur Henry Mann (1850-1929)

PSALM 84 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: It came upon the midnight clear (Tune: Noel) – English melody; adapt. Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEMS:

  1. Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
  2. Born on a New Day – John David (b. 1946); arr. Peter Knight (1917-1985)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Brian Glosh, soloist • Joel Matter, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 28, 2014

The Holy Innocents

ORISON * : What is this lovely fragrance?– 17th cent. French carol; arr. Healey Willan (1880-1968)

PSALM 124 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN : Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child (Tune: Coventry Carol) – melody from Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors, 15th cent.; harm. The King’s Singers

NUNC DIMITTIS :  Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM * : Vox in Rama – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

* String Ensemble: Tom Dziekonski, violin and viola; Peter Kryssa, violin; Cecilia Archuleta, violin; Ingrid Fredrickson, violin; Mel Butler, viola;Page Smith, violoncello

The Office of Compline for December 21, 2014

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

PROCESSIONAL: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel) – Plainsong, Mode I, from Processionale, 15th cent.; arr. and harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 89: 1, 2, 20-29 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming (Tune: Es ist ein Ros) – melody from Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1599; composite harm. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) and Carl Orff (1895-1982)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Pulcherrima rosa – Codex Speciálník, 16th cent.

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis & The Very Rev. Steven Thomason, officiants • Alan Wheaton, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 14, 2014

The Third Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Redeemer of the nations, come (Tune: Veni Redemptor gentium) – Plainsong, Mode I, Einsiedeln MS., 12th cent.

PSALM 126 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Tune: Merton) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS: 2-part setting with handbells – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Rorate caeli desuper – Peter R. Hallock (1532-1594)

 

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 7, 2014

December 7, 2014 • The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: O heavenly Word, eternal light (Tune: Verbum supernum prodiens) – Plainsong, Mode II, Nevers MS., 13th cent.

PSALM 85:1-2, 8-13 – Plainsong, Tone III.5

HYMN: Comfort, comfort ye my people (Tune: Psalm 42) – melody by Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman (b. 1954)

ANTHEM: Obsecro Domine – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

 

Jason Anderson & William Turnipseed, directors • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 30, 2014

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Creator of the stars of night (Tune: Conditor alme siderum) – Plainsong, Mode 4

PSALM 80:1-7, 16-18 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: Rejoice! rejoice, believers, and let your lights appear! (Tune: Llangloffan) – melody from Hymnau a Thonau er Gwasanaeth yr Eglwys yng Nghymru, 1865

NUNC DIMITTIS – Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Audivi vocem de coelo – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Kenneth V. Peterson, cantor

 

–Audio this week courtesy of KING radio–where Compline is heard live each week at 9:30pm live on 98.1 or broadcast on king.org.

The Office of Compline for November 23, 2014

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: The head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now (Tune: St. Magnus) – Melody from Divine Companion, 1707; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

PSALM 95 – Plainsong, Tone III

HYMN: Judge eternal, throned in splendor (Tune: Komm, o komm, du Geist) – Melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693

NUNC DIMITTIS – John Munday (1555-1630)

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor