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 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


The Office of Compline for January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Judge eternal, throned in splendor (Tune: Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens) – melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit eingerichtetes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693
PSALM 15 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: O God of Every Nation – (Tune: Llangloffan) – melody from Hymnau a Thonau er Gwasanaeth yr Eglwys yng Nhymru, 1865
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
ANTHEM*: Peace – Peter R. Hallock

Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor
*soloist: Cameron Mousighi

The Office of Compline for January 22, 2017

January 22, 2017

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say – The Third Tune, Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 27:1, 5-13 – plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: The People Who in Darkness Walked – Dundee, melody The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (1582-1633)

NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Mark Powell

ANTHEM: Surge, Illuminare – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: God of Mercy, God of Grace – Lucerna Laudoniae, David Evans (1874-1948)

PSALM 40:1-11 – plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Thy Kingdom Come, O God! – St. Cecilia, Leighton George Hayne (1836-1883)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Lord God, You Now Have Set Your Servant Free – Song 1, melody and bass Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625); harm. Hymns for School and Church, 1964


  • Jesu, Dulcis Memoria – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
  • Agnus Dei (from Mass of the Quiet Hour) – George Oldroyd (1887-1956)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 8, 2016

January 8, 2017

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord

ORISON: I Come, the Great Redeemer Cries – This Endris Nyght – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

PSALM 29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Alleluia, Song of Gladness – Urbs beata Jerusalem, plainsong, Mode 2

NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Jeremy Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM*: The Baptism of Jesus – Peter R. Hallock

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor, *Tyler Morse, alto soloist

The Office of Compline for January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

First Sunday after Christmas; The Feast of The Holy Name

ORISON: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence- (Tune: Picardy, French Carol) from Chansons populaires des Provinces de France, 1860

PSALM: 103 plainsong, Tone VIII

HYMN: Ring Out, Wild Bells (Tune: Deus Tuorum Militum) from Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753; Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), arr. GWB

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Mode V; harm. Padre Vincente Ripollès


I saw a maiden- Old Basque Nöel from the 15th cent; refrain by Edgar Pettman (1865-1943)

Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Ken Pendergrass, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 25, 2016

December 25, 2016

Christmas Day


Procession: Hodie Christus natus est – Plainsong from Vespers of the Nativity
A Child Is Born in Bethlehem – Mode I Plainsong, 14th cent. – setting by Richard Proulx (1937 – 2010)

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

HYMN: On This Day Earth Shall Ring – Melody from Piae Cantiones; arr. by Gustav Holst  (1874-1934)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)


O Magnum Mysterium – Gerald Near
Away in a Manger – arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 18, 2016

December 18, 2016

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Savior of the Nations, Come! (Tune: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, melody from Erfurt Enchiridia, 1524)

PSALM 80:1-7 16-18 – plainsong, Mode 4

HYMN: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); Carl Orff (1895 – 1982); verse in canon by Melchior Vulpius (1570-1615)

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

ANTHEM*: Audivi vocem de coelo – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

*Soloists: Thomas Adams, Tyler Morse, Layne Benofsky, Joel Matter

The Office of Compline for December 11, 2016

December 11, 2016

The Third Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Redeemer of the Nations, Come (Tune: Veni Redemptor gentium) – Plainsong, Mode I, Einsiedeln MS., 12th cent.

PSALM 146:5-10 – plainsong, Tone VIII

HYMN: Comfort, Comfort Ye My People (Tune: Psalm 42) – melody by Claude Goudimel (1514-1572); adapted by Louis Bourgeois, 1551

NUNC DIMITTIS: plainsong Tone I.8;  harm. William Byrd (1543-1623)

ANTHEM*: Rorate Caeli – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor

*Soloists: Gregory Bloch & Tyler Morse