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

The Office of Compline for November 16, 2014

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Remembering our Founder and Director Emeritus Peter R. Hallock

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 23 – Hallock

HYMN: I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (Tune: Old 113th) – Melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS – Marilyn setting – Hallock

ANTHEM: If we could shut the gate – Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

Tom Dziekonski, violin  • Mel Butler, organ

The Office of Compline for November 9, 2014

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: Commandments) – Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1561)

PSALM 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: “Thy kingdom come!” on bended knee the passing ages pray (Tune: St. Flavian) – melody from Day’s Psalter, 1562; adapt. and harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Sive vigilem – William Mundy (c. 1529-1591)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Alan Wheaton, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 2, 2014

The Feast of All Saints

ORISON: Let saints on earth in concert sing (Tune: Dundee) – melody from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

PSALM 149 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing? (Tune: Zeuch mich, zeuch mich) – melody from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Mode VII; harm.  Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: Laudem dicite Deo – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 26, 2014

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strength (Tune: Leibster Jesu) – melody by Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone II; harm. Matteo Palotta (c. 1688-1758)

ANTHEM: I will meditate – Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Richard Greene, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 19, 2014

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 96:1-10 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest” (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone III.4

ANTHEM: The Road Home (Tune: Prospect) – adapt. Stephen Paulus (August 24, 1949 – October 19, 2014)

Jason Anderson, director
William Turnipseed, reader
Alan Wheaton, cantor

Brian Glosh, tenor soloist for the anthem

The Office of Compline for October 12, 2014

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost: A Celebration of the 50th Compline Anniversary of Kenneth V. Peterson *

ORISON: Blest are the pure in heart – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

HYMN: All praise to thee, my God, this night (Tune: Tallis’ Canon) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540/1543-1623)

ANTHEM: Salva nos, Domine, vigilantes – Jakob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director
Joel Matter, reader
Jeremy Matheis, cantor

Quartet for Salva nos, Domine, vigilantes: Thomas Adams & Brian Glosh, altos • Alan Wheaton, tenor • Jeremy Matheis, bass

* – The Compline Choir celebrated and acknowledged the 50th anniversary of Ken Peterson’s joining the choir in October 1964. The choir offered special words and prayers of thanksgiving for Ken’s ministry with the choir and the choir was joined by a half-dozen alumni who have sung with Ken over the course of his Compline journey. Ken chose all music for the service and was inducted into Stella Completorii Choro (Star of the Compline Choir)—the first inductee for this austere group. Members of Stella Completorii Choro, through word or deed and longevity, have made substantial contributions to the Compline Choir and its community.