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

The Office of Compline for April 10, 2016

April 10, 2016

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter)Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody, 1544

PSALM 33:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus lives! (Tune: St. Albinus) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

ANTHEM: Christ rising again – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 3, 2016

April 3, 2016

The Second Sunday of Easter

ORISON: We walk by faith, and not by sight (Tune: St. Botolph) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

PSALM 118:14-24, 28-29 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Tune: Puer nobis) – mel. from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); harm. George R. Woodward (1848-1934)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone III; harm. Carolus Andreas (16th cent.)

ANTHEM: Sermone blando angelus – Plainchant with alternatim harmonizations by Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016 • Easter Day

PROCESSIONAL: Easter Canticle – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 114 – Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN 183: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Haec est dies – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Kenneth Peterson, Joel Matter, and Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantors • Thomas Adams, Cameron Mousighi, Joel Matter, and Jeremy Matheis, Choir I (Handl)

The Office of Compline for March 20, 2016

March 20, 2016

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: O Cross, whose wood is all our race’s boast (Tune: Tenth Avenue) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 88 – Plainsong, Tone I.7

HARMONIZED RESPOND: In manus tuas (Setting I) – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558); ed. Simon R. Hill

HYMN: O sacred head, sore wounded (Tune: Herzlich tut mich verlangen) – Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612); adapt. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.4

ANTHEM: Absalon fili mi – Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455–1521)

 

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