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.

The Office of Compline for October 5, 2014

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

ORISON:  ‘Seigneur, je vous en prie’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc  (1899-1963)

PSALM 121 – Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)

HYMN: Most High, omnipotent, good Lord (Tune: Assissi) – Alfred Morton Smith (1879-1971)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950)

ANTHEMS: ‘Tout puissant, trés saint, trés haut’ and ‘O mes très chers frères’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc

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

The Office of Compline for September 28, 2014

The Eve of the Feast of St. Michael & All Angels

ORISON: Jesus came, adored by angels (Tune: Lowry) – Gerald Near (b. 1942)

PSALM 103 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels (Tune: Caelites plaudant) – Melody from Antiphoner, 1728; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572/1573)

ANTHEM: Tibi Christe, splendor Patris – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

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

The Office of Compline for September 21, 2014

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Now the day is over (Tune: Merrial) – Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

PSALM 136:1-16, 23-26 – Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN: Where cross the crowded ways of life (Tune: Gardiner) – from Sacred Melodies, 1815; harm. William Gardiner (1770-1853)

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Mode II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: Tu solus, qui facis mirabilia – Josquin des Prez (c.?1450/1455-1521)

Jason Anderson, director
William Turnipseed, reader
Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 14, 2014

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost • September 14, 2014

ORISON: The duteous day now closeth (Tune: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen) – Melody attr. Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450–1517); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

PSALM 26:1-3, 6-9, 11-12 [premiere] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: In your mercy, Lord, you called me (Tune: Halton Holgate) – William Boyce (1711-1779)

NUNC DIMITTIS: 2-part setting with handbells – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

ANTHEM: ‘In pace’ from Three Latin Motets [Seattle premiere] – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

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

The Office of Compline for September 7, 2014

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost 

ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide (Tune: Ach bleib bei uns) – Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1589; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 119:33-48 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (Tune: St. Ethelwald) – William Henry Monk (1823–1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560–1627)

ANTHEM: I give you a new commandment– John Sheppard (c. 1515–1558)

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

The Office of Compline for August 31, 2014

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Now as the troubled day departs — M. Searle Wright (1918–2004)

PSALM 16: Plainsong, Tone II.2

HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: Tysk) — from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (ca. 1560–1627)

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

Director: Jason A. Anderson
Reader: Jeremy Matheis
Cantor: Derek Curtis-Tilton

Quartet (Anthem): Thomas Adams, Brian Glosh, Layne Benofsky, Jeremy Matheis

The Office of Compline for August 24, 2014

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

for Carl C. Crosier

ORISON: God is love, and where true love is God himself is there (Tune: Ubi caritas [Murray]) — A. Gregory Murray (1905–1992)

PSALM 138 [first performance] — Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Lord, make us servants of your peace (Tune: Dickinson College) — Lee Hastings Bristol (1923–1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Setting by Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: “Ubi caritas,” from Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, op. 10 — Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986); adapt. for men’s voices by Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

Director: Jason A. Anderson
Reader: William Turnipseed
Cantor: Richard Greene

The Office of Compline for August 17, 2014

St. Mary the Virgin

ORISON: Ave Regina caelorum – Leonel Power (ca. 1370/1385–1445)
PSALM 34:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone V.2
HYMN: Sing we of  the blessed Mother who received the angel’s word (Tune: Rustington) – C. H. H. Parry (1848–1918)
NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VI; anonymous 16th century harmonization
ANTHEM: Ave Maria – Franz Biebl (1906–2001)

Director: Jason Anderson
Reader: Tyler Morse
Cantor: Kenneth Peterson
Trio in Ave Maria: Tyler Morse, Layne Benofsky, Joel Matter