The Office of Compline for August 21, 2016

August 21, 2016

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Domine, probasti – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

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

HYMN: Abide with me (Tune: Eventide) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

Anthem Quartet: Thomas Adams and Joel Bevington, altos • Layne Benofsky, tenor • Jeremy Matheis, bass


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

The Office of Compline for August 14, 2016

The Eve of Saint Mary the Virgin

A special Alumni + Compline service marking the 60th anniversary of the Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

ORISON: Blest are the pure in heart – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 138 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Sing we of the blessed Mother (Tune: Rustington) – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

NUNC DIMITTIS [world premiere] – Erin Aas (b. 1980)

ANTHEM: Ave Maria – Franz Biebl (1906-2001)

Trio: Tyler Morse, alto • Cameron Mousighi, tenor • Jeremy Matheis, bass


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

The Office of Compline for August 7, 2016

ORISON: Now the Day Is Over (Tune: MERRIAL) – Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

PSALM 33:12-22 – Plainsong, Tone I.2

HYMN: As Longs the Deer for Cooling Streams (Tune: MARTYRDOM) – Hugh Wilson (1764-1824); harm. Robert Smith (1780-1829)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II.1; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: In Pace – John Sheppard (c.1515-1558)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 31, 2016

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


ORISON: Day Is Dying in the West (Tune: CHAUTAUQUA) – William F. Sherwin (1826-1888)

PSALM 107:1-3, 17-22 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

HYMN: When All Thy Mercies, O My God (Tune: DURHAM) – Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)

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

ANTHEM: Rerum Creator Omnium – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)


Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016 • The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Dear Lord and father of mankind – John F. Kriebel (b. 1946)

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

HYMN: Before the ending of the day (hymn for Compline) – melody by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976); arr. by  Kenneth Peterson (b. 1946)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Matteo Palotta (1680-1758)

ANTHEM:  Richard Rolle’s Prayer to Jesus – George Oldroyd  (1887-1956); Gregory Bloch, tenor soloist

Kenneth Peterson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 17, 2016

July 17, 2016

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Joshua Haberman (b. 1982)

PSALM 15 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

ANTHEM: Visita quaesumus – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)


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

The Office of Compline for July 10, 2016

July 10, 2016

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Phos hilaron – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 25:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone IV.2

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roupen Shakarian (b. 1950)

ANTHEM: The Road Home – Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor • Cameron Mousighi, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for July 3, 2016

July 3, 2016

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Phos hilaron, from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950)

PSALM 66 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: God, who stretched the spangled heavens (Tune: Holy Manna) – From The Southern Harmony, 1835

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Sturk

ANTHEM: Jesus walked this lonesome valley – arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)
Layne Benofsky, soloist

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

The Office of Compline for June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016 • The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: God be in my head – Doug Fullington (b. 1969)

PSALM 16 – Plainsong, Tone II.2 and Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: When Christ was lifted from the earth (Tune: Saint Botolph) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Anonymous; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

ANTHEM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – African-American Spiritual, arr. Brian Fairbanks (b. 1968)


Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

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