The Office of Compline for April 4, 2021

Easter Day

ORISON: This joyful Eastertide (Tune: Vreuchten) – mel. from Psalmen, 1685; harm. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

PSALM 114 – Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?) and Christ the Lord is risen again (Tune: Christ ist erstanden) – mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1533; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

ANTHEM: C??????? co?e?a? (Salvation is created) – Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944); arr. for men’s voices by Vladimir Morosan

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz , reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 28, 2021

ORISON: Drop, drop, slow tears (Tune: Song 46) – Orlando Gibbons (c. 1583-1625)

PSALM 22:1-11 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

HARMONIZED RESPOND: In manus tuas (setting I) – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Absalon fili mi – attr. Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521) or Pierre de la Rue (c. 1452-1518)

Jason Anderson, director • Scott Kovacs , reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 21, 2021

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: ‘Psalm 51’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) [Psalter, p. 68]

* OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

* NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Peccavimus cum patribus – Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1550) [Secunda pars of Emendemus in melius PDF / recording]

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch , reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 14, 2021

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare

ORISON: Laetare Jerusalem – Plainsong, Mode V

PSALM 107:1-3, 17-22 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

* OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

* NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Media vita in morte sumus – Pierre de Manchicourt (c. 1510–1564)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco , reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 7, 2021

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: Southwell) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940; fauxbourdon harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 19 – Plainsong, Tone III.4

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Emendemus in melius – Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1550)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 28, 2021

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: What wondrous love is this (Tune: Wondrous Love) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

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

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Spem in alium – Jachet de Mantua (1483-1559)

Jason Anderson, director & reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 21, 2021

The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Remember, O thou man – Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-c. 1635)

PSALM 25:1-8, 10-11, 13-14, 21 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: In pace, in idipsum – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572/3)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 14, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded February 11, 2018

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Processional Psalm for Lucernarium – Carl C. Crosier (1945-2014)

PSALM 50:1-6 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: Ibis) – melody Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

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

The Office of Compline for February 7, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded February 16, 2020

The Fifth 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. 1965)

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 January 31, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded January 28, 2018

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. by Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 57 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Tune: Aberystwyth) – Joseph Palmer (1841-1903)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting, Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: Domine non sum dignus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor