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.

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