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 August 13, 2017

August 13, 2017

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

HYMN: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts (Tune: Dickinson College) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)

ANTHEM: “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” (American spiritual, arr. by Derek Curtis Tilton [b. 1987]

Ken Pendergrass, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 6, 2017

Date: August 6, 2017

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Feast of the Transfiguration

ORISON: Hear, O Lord, Hear My Prayer – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

PSALM 24 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath (Tune: OLD 113TH) – melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Peter R. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS: harmonized setting by Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

ANTHEM: O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 30, 2017

Date: July 30, 2017

Church Calendar notation: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Round Me Falls the Night – melody by A. Drese, [d. 1701], harmonizations by S. S. Wesley (1810-1876), Henry Ley (1887-1962), J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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

HYMN: Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Before the Ending of the Day) – Orlando di Lasso (1532 – 1594), Tone VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous setting from the Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 23, 2017

July 23, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Scandinavian melody; adapt. and arr. Derek Curtis-Tilton (b. 1987)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Junkinsmith

ANTHEM: ‘In pace’ from Three Latin Motets – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

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

The Office of Compline for July 16, 2017

July 16, 2017

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Maker of all things, God most high – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 65 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: Tysk) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium – Jacob Handl (1551-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 9, 2017

July 9, 2017

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Be present, O merciful God – Roupen Shakarian (b. 1950)

PSALM 145 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Shakarian


ANTHEM: Steal away to Jesus – African-American Spiritual; arr. Dale Adelmann (b. 1961)

Jason Anderson, director & organist • Joel Matter, reader • Jeremy Matheis, associate conductor & cantor

The Office of Compline for July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 33:12-22 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Christ, mighty Savior, light of all creation (Tune: Mighty Savior) – David Hurd (b. 1950)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Sturk

ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 97 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Sarum chant, Mode VIII; harm. Siegfried

NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous 16th cent. setting, Tone IV; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

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

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

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