Category Archives: Compline Service

The Service of Compline, as performed at St. Mark’s Cathedral; Sundays at 9:30 -10:00 p.m.

The Office of Compline for June 18, 2017

Date: June 18, 2017

Church Calendar notation: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O Gladsome Light (Tune: Le Cantique de Siméon) – melody Louis Bourgeois (1510-1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

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

HYMN: Our Father, by whose name all fatherhood is known – (Tune: Rhosymedre) – John David Edwards (1805-1885); arr. Gregory Bloch, after Ralph Vaughn Williams

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. anonymous 16th Century composer

ANTHEM: O Give Thanks Unto the Lord – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

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

**Please note Jason Anderson will be back directing the choir next Sunday, June 25.

The Office of Compline for June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O lux beata Trinitas – Ronald Arnatt (b. 1930)

PSALM 111 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: O holy Splendor of eternal light (Tune: Coolinge) – Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907-1991)

NUNC DIMITTIS – James Bassi (b. 1961)

ANTHEMS: Libera nos II – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558) and O beata Trinitas – Jacob Handl (1551-1591)

Jason Anderson, director & organist • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, associate director & cantor

The Office of Compline for June 4, 2017

Construction continues at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Four windows along the north wall have been removed. Soon, they will be replaced with new, energy-efficient windows. The absence of windows has made the cathedral ‘open air’, with road noise from I-5 and nearby streets invading. We know this negatively impacts those who listen via Classical KING FM 98.1 and those who hear us via internet streams and podcasts. We are told we should be able to return to our usual Compline corner in mid- to late-August. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Make a donation to the Compline Choir Window campaign! Details on our website at http://www.complinechoir.org/window/.

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June 4, 2017

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

ANTHEM: Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Christ is alive! (Tune: Truro) – mel. from Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; harm. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) and Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

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

ANTHEM: Viri Galilaei – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: This joyful Eastertide (Tune: Vruechten) – mel. from Psalmen, 1685; harm. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

PSALM 66:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: Fisk of Gloucester) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938)

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

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Costanzo Festa (c. 1485/1490-1545)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘The Call’ from Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus lives! thy terrors now can no longer, death, appall us (Tune: Saint Albinus) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Love bade me welcome – David Hurd (b. 1950)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor • William Turnipseed, organist

The Office of Compline for May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: 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); final fauxbourdon by John Dowland (1563-1626)

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

HYMN: Jesus, our mighty Lord (Tune: Monk’s Gate) – Sussex folk melody, adapt. and arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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

ANTHEM: The Good Shepherd – Alice Parker (b. 1924)

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

The Office of Compline for April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: 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)

PSALM 116 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – melody from Medieval [German or] Bohemian Carol Melody, 1544; harm. The Hymnal, 1940

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

ANTHEM: Christ rising again – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 23, 2017

April 23, 2017

The Second Sunday of Easter

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

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

HYMN: Alleluia. O sons and daughters, let us sing (Tune: O filii et filiae) – mel. from Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noels, 1623

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone III; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: Sermone blando angelus – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 16, 2017

April 16, 2017

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

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

CANTICLE: The Song of Moses (Cantemus Domino)  – Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus

COMPOSITE HYMN SETTING: Victimae Paschali laudes, Plainsong, Mode I; mel. attr. Wigbert (d. 1050?) and Christ the Lord is risen again! (Tune:Christ ist erstanden), mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1533; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

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

ANTHEM: Christus surrexit – Jacob Handl (1550-1591) *

 

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

† Soloists in processional: James Wilcox and Layne Benofsky

* Quartet in anthem: Tyler Morse and Joel Bevington, altos  • Cameron Mousighi and Gregory Bloch, tenors