The Office of Compline for February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Compline Choir was joined by the Senior Choristers of the Saint Mark’s Choir School, Rebekah Gilmore, director. Together, they offered the office of Compline under the direction of Jason Anderson and Rebekah Gilmore. This joint partnership occurs every two years.

ORISON: ‘The Pure in Heart,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes (b. 1958)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Blest are the pure in heart (Tune: Franconia) – Johann Balthasar König (1691-1758); adapt. and harm. William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

NUNC DIMITTIS from Evening Service in G – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

ANTHEM: ‘The Peacemakers,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes

Rebekah Gilmore & Jason Anderson, directors • John Stuntebeck, pianist & organist

Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor & soloist

The Office of Compline for February 10, 2019

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Rest) – Frederick Charles Maker (1844-1927)

PSALM 91 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

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

ANTHEM: Look down, O Lord – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

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

The Office of Compline for February 3, 2019

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

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

HYMN: God, that madest earth and heaven (Tune: Ar hyd y nos) – Welsh melody; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Ernest Bullock (1890-1979)

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

ANTHEM: What Hand Divine – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor • Page Smith, violoncello

The Office of Compline for January 27, 2019

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) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 19:7-14 – Plainsong, Tone III.6

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

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

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 20, 2019

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)

PSALM 36:5-10 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

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

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 13, 2019

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries (Tune: This Endris Nyght) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

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 Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor & anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019

The Epiphany

ORISON: What child is this (Tune: Greensleeves) – English melody; harm. Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871, alt.

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

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

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM:      Reges Tharsis et Insulae– William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

                        The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874); arr. Ivor Atkins (1869-1953) and Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson, director & anthem soloist • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 30, 2018

The First 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 147 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: It came upon the midnight clear (Tune: Noel) – English melody; adapt. Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEMS:        Lullay my liking – Peter R. Hallock
Born on a New Day – John David (b. 1946); arr. Peter Knight (1917-1985)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 23, 2018

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 – 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; arr. Tyler A. Morse (b. 1990)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging – German folksong, from Eichsfeld nach Haxthausen, 1850; arr. Philip Lawson (b. 1957)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

The Third Sunday of Advent

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

CANTICLE – The First Song of Isaiah – Plainsong, Tone VII.3 and Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (Tune: Winchester New) – Bartholomäus Crasselius (1667-1724), Harvey Grace (1874-1944), and William H. Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Rorate caeli desuper – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

Layne Benofsky and Tyler Morse, anthem soloists