The Office of Compline for June 20, 2021

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7B)

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 107:1-3, 23-32 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

HYMN 579: Almighty Father, strong to save (Tune: Melita) – John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Domine salva nos – William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Michael Bennett, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 13, 2021

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O gladsome Light (Tune: Le Cantique de Siméon) – mel. Loys Bourgeois (c. 1510-1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

PSALM 91 (Setting II) – Peter R. Hallock (1925-2014)

HYMN: Almighty God, your word is cast like seed (Tune: Walden) – Jane Marshall (1924-2019)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Anonymous 16th cent. composer

ANTHEM: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium – Jacob Gallus (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 6, 2021

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Slowly the rays of daylight fade – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 130 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Out of the depths I call (Tune: Saint Bride) – Samuel Howard (1710-1782) and Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone IV; harm. Anonymous 16th cent. composer; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

ANTHEM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – African-American Spiritual; arr. Brian Fairbanks (b. 1968)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz , reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 30, 2021

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

PSALMS 93 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 & Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. for men’s voices by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Holy Father, cheer our way (Tune: Ton-Mân) – David Evans (1874-1948)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood

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

The Office of Compline for May 23, 2021

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: ‘Come, thou Holy Spirit, come!’, from Ten Orisons – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

HYMN 504: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus)– Plainsong, Mode VIII

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

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Joel Matter, reader • Michael Bennett, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 16, 2021

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN 220: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone IV; harm. anonymous 16th cent. composer; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

ANTHEM: O Rex gloriae – Luca Marenzio (1560-1599)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 9, 2021

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘Beloved, let us love one another’ from In Praise of Singing – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (Tune: Truro) – Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; vs. 5 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Jason Anderson, director • David Gary, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 2, 2021

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life’, from Ten Orisons – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALMS 22:22-30 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! (Tune: Gelobt sei Gott) – Melchior Vulpius (c. 1560-1616); harm. Pilgrim Hymnal, 1958

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: Christ rising again – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jason Anderson, director • Scott Kovacs , reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 25, 2021

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The Lord is my Shepherd – Bobby McFerrin (b. 1950)

PSALM 23 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: The God of love my Shepherd is (Tune: University) – mel. attr. Charles Collignon (1725-1785); vs. 5 harm. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: Christus resurgens – Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1550)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 18, 2021

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Bohemian carol; composite arr. Gregory Bloch

PSALMS 134 & 4 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: Fisk of Gloucester) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

 Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco , reader • Michael Bennett, cantor