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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

ANTHEMS:

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

ORISON:

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)

ANTHEMS:

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 January 3, 2016

January 3, 2016

The Second Sunday after Christmas Day

PROCESSIONAL: Once in royal David’s city (Tune: Irby) – melody Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876); harm. Arthur Henry Mann (1850-1929)

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

HYMN: In the bleak mid-winter (Tune: Cranham) – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM:    Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Away in a manger – Trad. Normandy melody; composite arr. by Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) and Reginald Jacques (1894-1969)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Richard Greene, cantor • Tyler Morse, alto soloist

The Office of Compline for December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015
The First Sunday after Christmas Day

PROCESSIONAL: Glory to God in the highest – Plainsong, adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 96 – Plainsong, Tone V
HYMN: Of the Father’s love begotten (Tune: Divinum mysterium) – Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; adapt. Piae Cantiones, 1582
NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock
ANTHEMS:

  • In natali Domini — Anonymous, from Codex Speciálník, ca. 1500 +
  • There is no rose of such virtue – Stephen Caracciolo (b. 1962) *
  • Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader & alto soloist *  • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

Joel Bevington, Cameron Mousighi, and Joel Matter, trio +
Audio courtesy KING.org

The Office of Compline for January 4, 2015

The Second Sunday of Christmas

PROCESSIONAL: Once in royal David’s city (Tune: Irby) – melody Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876); harm. Arthur Henry Mann (1850-1929)

PSALM 84 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: It came upon the midnight clear (Tune: Noel) – English melody; adapt. Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Marilyn setting – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEMS:

  1. Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
  2. Born on a New Day – John David (b. 1946); arr. Peter Knight (1917-1985)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Brian Glosh, soloist • Joel Matter, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 29, 2013

The First Sunday after Christmas

Director: Jason Anderson
Cantor: Derek Tilton

Reader: Joel Matter

PROCESSIONAL: Glory to God in the highest (Plainsong, adapt. Peter Hallock [b. 1924])

PSALM 96 (Plainsong, Tone V)

HYMN: O little town of Bethlehem (Tune: Forest Green; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams [1872-1958])

NUNC DIMITTIS: Setting by Peter Hallock (Tune: Marilyn)

ANTHEMS

(1) There is no Rose of such virtue (Stephen Caracciolo [b. 1962])

(2) Lullay my liking (Peter Hallock)

(3) O magnum mysterium (Gerald Near [b. 1942])

The Office of Compline for December 30, 2012

1st Sunday after Christmas

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Joel Matter
Cantor: Kenneth Peterson

ORISON: “Of the Father’s love begotten” (Divinum mysterium, Sanctus trope, 11th century)

PSALM: 97 (Peter Hallock)

HYMN: “In the bleak midwinter” (tune: Cranham, Gustav Theodore Holst [1874 – 1934])

NUNC DIMITTIS: (setting by Peter Hallock; tune: Marilyn)

ANTHEMS:

I) “Lullay My Liking” (Peter Hallock [b. 1924])
II) “Lux aurumque” (Eric Whitacre [b. 1970])

The Office of Compline for December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Joel Matter
Cantor: Thomas Adams

ORISON: “Away in a manger” (Traditional, arranged by Peter Hallock [b. 1924])

PSALM: 98 (plainsong, Tone VIII Ending 2)

HYMN: “Of the Father’s love begotten” (Divinum mysterium, Sanctus trope, 11th century)

NUNC DIMITTIS: (plainsong setting, Tone V Ending 1)

ANTHEMS: I) “Beata progenies” (Leonel Power [ca. 1370/85 – 1445]);
II) “O magnum mysterium” (Gerald Near [b. 1942])

The Office of Compline for January 2, 2011

2nd Sunday after Christmas

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: William Turnipseed
Cantor: Tym Mackey

PROCESSIONAL: “Glory to God in the Highest” (Gloria in excelsis, arranged by Peter Hallock [b. 1924])

PSALM: 84 (Peter Hallock)

HYMN: “In the bleak midwinter” (tune: Cranham, Gustav Theodore Holst [1874 – 1934])

NUNC DIMITTIS: (tune: Marilyn, setting by Peter Hallock)

ANTHEM: “Lux aurumque” (Eric Whitacre [b. 1970])

The Office of Compline for December 26, 2010

1st Sunday after Christmas

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Joel Matter
Cantor: Thomas Adams

PROCESSIONAL: “Glory to God in the Highest” (Gloria in excelsis, arranged by Peter Hallock [b. 1924])

PSALM: 147: 13 – 21 (plainsong, Tone VIII Ending 1)

HYMN: “Of the Father’s love begotten” (Divinum mysterium, Sanctus trope, 11th century)

NUNC DIMITTIS: (tune: Marilyn, setting by Peter Hallock)

ANTHEMS: 1) “O Magnum Mysterium” (Gerald Near [b. 1942]);
2) “Away in a manger” (tune: Cradle Song, melody by William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921), arranged by Peter Hallock)