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

The Office of Compline for December 4, 2016

December 4, 2016

The Second Sunday of Advent

PROCESSIONAL: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel) – Plainsong, Mode I, from Processionale, 15th cent.; arr. and harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 72: 1-7, 18-19 – plainsong, Tone I.1

HYMN: Ah! think not, ‘the Lord delayeth’ (Tune: St. Olaf’s Sequence [Postquam Calix Babylons]) – Percy Dearmer (1867-1936); harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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

ANTHEM: Pulcherrima rosa – (Anonymous 16 cent., Codex Speciálník)

Ken Pendergrass, director • Tyler Morse, officiant • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 27, 2016

November 27, 2016

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Creator of the Stars of Night (Tune: Conditor alme siderum) – Plainsong, Mode 4

PSALM 122 – plainsong, Tone I.2

HYMN: Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus (Tune: Stuttgart) – mel. From Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adapt. and harm. William Havergal (1793-1870), alt.

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

ANTHEM: E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come – Paul Manz (1919-2009)

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

The Office of Compline for November 20, 2016

November 20, 2016

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts – Christe Redemptor, Sarum Plainsong, Mode I

PSALM 46 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow (Tune: York – melody from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615) – harm. John Milton, Sr. (cir. 1563-1647)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus Peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (1543-1623)

ANTHEM: Great Lord of Lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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

The Office of Compline for November 13, 2016

26th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: My Spirit Longs for Thee – John Dowland (1563-1626)

PSALM 143 – plainsong, tone VI

HYMN: The Great Creator of the Worlds (Tune: Tallis’ Ordinal) – Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

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

ANTHEM: Peccantem me quotidie – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Cameron Mousighi, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 6, 2016

November 6, 2016

25th Sunday after Pentecost; The Feast of All Saints (November 1st)

ORISON: Holy is the True Light – William H. Harris (1883-1973)

PSALM 149 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, Son of Mary (Tune: ADORO DEVOTE) – French church melody, Mode 5

NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Roger Sherman (b. 1954)

ANTHEM: I Am the Resurrection; We Brought Nothing Into this World; I Heard a Voice – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 30, 2016

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost

October 30, 2016

ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide (Based on the hymn tune Ach bleib bei uns) – Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1589; adapt. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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

HYMN: To you before the close of day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum) – Plainsong, Mode VIII, Antiphonale Sarisburiense, vol. II

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Mode VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: A Colloquy with God – Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)


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