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The Office of Compline for April 9, 2017

April 9, 2017

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

PROCESSION: ‘Vexilla Regis prodeunt’ from Via Crucis – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

HYMN: To mock your reign, O dearest Lord (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 22:1-21– Plainsong, Tone IV.1

HARMONIZED RESPOND: In manus tuas (Setting I) – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Of the Lord’s mercies (Lamentations of Jeremiah) – Erin Aas (b. 1980) [premiere]

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 2, 2017

April 2, 2017

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer (Tune: A LA VENUE DE NOËL) – melody from Fleurs des noels, 1535

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 130 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 26, 2017

March 26, 2017

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Wilt thou forgive that sin, where I begun (Tune: Donne) – mel. John Hilton (1599-1657), alt.

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Costanzo Festa (c. 1485/1490-1545)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis and The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, readers • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Tune: Saint Flavian) – mel. from Day’s Psalter, 1562; adapt. and harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 95 – Plainsong, Tone IV.5

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Osbert Parsley (c. 1511-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for March 12, 2017

March 12, 2017

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: Southwell) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940; fauxbourdon harm. by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 121* – H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah Juan de Lienas (c. 1617-1654)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

* Tyler Morse & Cameron Mousighi, soloists

The Office of Compline for March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017

The First Sunday in Lent

NOTE: During the season of Lent, on a trial basis, the Compline Choir is using a slightly re-ordered version of the office of Compline. This version places the Confession and Absolution of Sin nearer the beginning of the service and switches the placement of the Psalm and Office Hymn. This is not a permanent change and the Compline Choir will re-evaluate use of the version after Lent.

ORISON*: The Truth from Above – Herefordshire Carol, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 32 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM**: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Peter R. Hallock

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

*Tyler Morse, alto soloist • James Wilcox, baritone soloist

**Tyler Morse, alto soloist • Layne Benofsky, tenor soloist

The Office of Compline for February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I; Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.; adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALMS 2 and 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: Ibis) – mel. Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Erin Aas (b. 1980)

ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 19, 2017

February 19, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

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

ORISON: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 119:33-48 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN 632: O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Tune: Munich) – harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS from the Gloucester Service – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

ANTHEM: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace – Samuel Wesley (1810-1876)

Jason Anderson, director • Michael Kleinschmidt, organist • Tyler Morse, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 12, 2017

February 12, 2017

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: “Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord” from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1924)

PSALM 119:1-16 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strengths (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Melchior Franck (1573-1639)

ANTHEM: I give you a new commandment – John Sheppard (c. 1515–1558)

 

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

The Office of Compline for February 5, 2017

February 5, 2017 • The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 112:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone I.7

HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: Ach bleib bei uns) – mel. Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654); harm. Seth Calvisius (1556-1615)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627); ed. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

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

 

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor