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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 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

The Office of Compline for June 4, 2017

Construction continues at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Four windows along the north wall have been removed. Soon, they will be replaced with new, energy-efficient windows. The absence of windows has made the cathedral ‘open air’, with road noise from I-5 and nearby streets invading. We know this negatively impacts those who listen via Classical KING FM 98.1 and those who hear us via internet streams and podcasts. We are told we should be able to return to our usual Compline corner in mid- to late-August. Thank you for your patience during construction.

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June 4, 2017

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis

ANTHEM: Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Thomas Adams, 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