The Office of Compline for February 23, 2020

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I, Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.

PSALMS 2 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Tune: Salzburg) – mel. Jakob Hintze (1622-1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

ANTHEM: O nata lux – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist •Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 16, 2020

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: ‘Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 119:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strength (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Dana Marsh (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 9, 2020

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Help us, O Lord, to learn (Tune: Saint Ethelwald) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

PSALM 112:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone I.7

HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: Jacob) – Jane Manton Marshall (1924-2019), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous setting from the Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 2, 2020

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple

PROCESSION: The Presentation of the Lord – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 24 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Virgin-born, we bow before thee (Tune: Psaume 86) – Claude Goudimel (1514-1572), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn): Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Senex puerum portabat – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 26, 2020

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: The people who in darkness walked (Tune: Dundee) – mel. The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

PSALM 27:1-13 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

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

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 19, 2020

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: God of mercy, God of grace (Tune: Lucerna Laudoniae) – David Evans (1874-1948)

PSALM 40:1-12: Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Jesus, priceless treasure (Tune: Jesu, meine Freude) – Johann Cruger (1598-1662), alt., and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VIII; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Mass for Four Voices – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 12, 2020

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries (Tune: This Endris Nyght) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

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

HYMN: When Christ’s appearing was made known (Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr) – melody from Geistliche Lieder, 1543; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for January 5, 2020

The Eve of the Epiphany

PROCESSION: How bright appears the Morning Star (Tune: Wie schön leuchtet) – mel. att. Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608); arr. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 96 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Brightest and best of the stars of the morning (Tune: Morning Star) – James Proctor Harding (1850–1911)

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

ANTHEMS:
Magi veniunt ab Oriente – Jacob Clemens non Papa (c. 1510-c. 1555)
The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874); arr. Ivor Atkins (1869-1953)
and Jason Anderson (b. 1976)

Jason Anderson, director & baritone soloist • Joel Matter, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 29, 2019

The First Sunday after Christmas Day

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

PSALM 147: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Of the Father’s love begotten (Tune: Divinum mysterium) – Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; adapt. Piae Cantiones, 1582, adapt. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn): Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEMS:        O beatum et sacrosanctum diem – Peter Philips (1561-1628)

                       Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor • Campbell Thibo, processional soloist

The Office of Compline for December 15, 2019

The Third Sunday of Advent

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

PSALM 146:4-9: Plainsong, Tone IV.2

HYMN: Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune: Hyfrydol) – Rowland Hugh Prichard (1811-1887); harm. Hymnal 1982

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Veni, Domine, noli tardare – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • James Wilcox, cantor