The Office of Compline for June 19, 2016

June 19, 2016
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Round me falls the night – composite arrangement; melody by A. Drese (1620-1701)

PSALM 22:22-30 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Our Father, by whose Name all fatherhood is known (Tune: Rhosymedre) – John Edwards (1806-1885)

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

ANTHEM: In manus tuas– John Sheppard (ca. 1515 – 1559)

Ken Pendergrass, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

 

The office of Compline was offered in memory of the fifty persons slaughtered in Orlando and fifty-three persons wounded. The service began with tolling of the Peace Bell while members of the choir carried forth fifty lighted candles, placing them on the chancel steps in front of the altar. Candle-lighting sentences (lucernaria) were sung and then a prayer offered for the departed before commencing the solemn procession.

 

SOLEMN PROCESSION: Kontakion for the Departed – Kievan Chant; adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 13 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lord, whose love through humble service (Tune: Saint Helena) – Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

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

ANTHEM: Salvator mundi – Giovanni Bassano (c. 1558-1617)

 

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

The Office of Compline for June 5, 2016

June 5, 2016

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide – Nathan Jensen (b. 1968)

PSALM 91 – Anglican chant setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Christ, mighty Savior (Tune: Christe, Lux mundi)Plainsong, Mode VII, Freiburg MS., 14th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Morley (1557/1558-1602)

ANTHEM: I laid me down to rest – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

 

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 29, 2016

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Be present, O merciful God – Roupen Shakarian (b. 1950)

PSALM 96 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Anonymous 16th cent. composer

ANTHEM: Domine non sum dignus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

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The Office of Compline for May 22, 2016

May 22, 2016

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O lux beata Trinitas – Ronald Arnatt (b. 1930)

PSALM 8 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

HYMN: Holy God we praise thy Name (Tune: Grosser Gott) – mel. from Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1686; harm. Charles Winfred Douglas (1867-1944), after Conrad Kocher (1786-1872)

NUNC DIMITTIS: John Mundy (1555-1630)

ANTHEM: Let us now laud and magnify with music – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

 

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

The Office of Compline for May 15, 2016

The Day of Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter

ORISON: Come, thou Holy Spirit, come – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: Loquebantur variis linguis – Thomas Tallis

 

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016 • The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

PROCESSIONAL: O clap your hands – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone I; harm. Thomas Morley (1557/1558-1602)

ANTHEM: Viri Galilaei – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

 

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

The Office of Compline for May 1, 2016

May 1, 2016

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: Fisk of Gloucester)** – Thomas Foster (b. 1938)

PSALM 67 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VIII; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Robert White (c. 1538-1574)

 

** Premiere of a setting arranged specifically for the Compline Choir by the composer.

 

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, canto

The Office of Compline for April 24, 2016

April 24, 2016

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘The Call’ from Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

PSALM 148 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts (Tune: Dickinson College) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)

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

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

 

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

 

The Office of Compline for April 17, 2016

April 17, 2016

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The Lord is my Shepherd – Bobby McFerrin (b. 1950)

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

HYMN: All people that on earth do dwell (Tune: Old 100th) – mel. From Pseaumes octante trois de David, 1551, alt.; harm. after Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1561), alt.; final fauxbourdon by John Dowland (1563-1626), alt.

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

ANTHEM: The Good Shepherd – Alice Parker (b. 1924)

 

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