The Office of Compline for February 7, 2016

February 7, 2016

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I, Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.

PSALMS 99 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: Ibis) – melody Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) *

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Carolus Andreas (16th cent.)

ANTHEM: What Hand Divine – Erin Aas (b. 1980) *

 

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist • Page Smith, violoncello

Jeremy Matheis, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

* – Available on the Compline Choir’s newest recording, What Hand Divine.

The Office of Compline for January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 62 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: God is love, and where true love is (Tune: Ubi caritas [Murray]) – A. Gregory Murray (1905-1992)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Dana T. Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 24, 2016

January 24, 2016

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. Johann Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Palmer (1846-1926)

PSALM 19:7-14 – Plainsong, Tone III.6

HYMN: O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Tune: Munich) – harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Christopher Tye (c. 1505 – c. 1573); adapt. Vernon Nicodemus

ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 17, 2016

January 17, 2016

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Tune: Salzburg) – mel. Jakob Hintze (1622-1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALMS 134 & 4 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: All praise to you, O Lord (Tune: Carlisle) – Charles Lockhart (1745-1815)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

ANTHEM: Tribus miraculis – Luca Marenzio (1560-1599)

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

The Office of Compline for January 10, 2016

January 10, 2016

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

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

PSALM 89:1, 2, 20-29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: 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

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

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Jesus – Peter R. Hallock

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor • Tyler Morse, alto soloist

The Office of Compline for January 3, 2016

January 3, 2016

The Second Sunday after Christmas Day

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

PSALM 97 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: In the bleak mid-winter (Tune: Cranham) – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM:    Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Away in a manger – Trad. Normandy melody; composite arr. by Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) and Reginald Jacques (1894-1969)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Richard Greene, cantor • Tyler Morse, alto soloist

The Office of Compline for December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015
The First Sunday after Christmas Day

PROCESSIONAL: Glory to God in the highest – Plainsong, adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 96 – Plainsong, Tone V
HYMN: Of the Father’s love begotten (Tune: Divinum mysterium) – Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; adapt. Piae Cantiones, 1582
NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock
ANTHEMS:

  • In natali Domini — Anonymous, from Codex Speciálník, ca. 1500 +
  • There is no rose of such virtue – Stephen Caracciolo (b. 1962) *
  • Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader & alto soloist *  • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

Joel Bevington, Cameron Mousighi, and Joel Matter, trio +
Audio courtesy KING.org

The Office of Compline for December 20, 2015

December 20, 2015

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)

CANTICLE 3 (Hymn S-185) – The Song of Mary – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1 (Solemn)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: ‘Carmina Chromatica,’ ‘Sibylla Europaea,’ and ‘Sibylla Tiburtina,’ from Prophetiae Sibyllarum – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

Audio courtesy KING.org

The Office of Compline for December 13, 2015

December 13, 2015

The Third Sunday of Advent

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

THE FIRST SONG OF ISAIAH – Plainsong, Tone VII.3 and Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry announces that the Lord is nigh (Tune: Winchester New) – William Monk (1823-1889)

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

ANTHEM: Audivi vocem de coelo – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 6, 2015

The Second Sunday of Advent

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

CANTICLE: The Song of Zechariah – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman

ANTHEM: De coelo veniet – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

 

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader and assistant conductor • Thomas Adams, cantor