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


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