The Office of Compline for December 8, 2019

The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: O heavenly Word, eternal Light (Tune: Verbum supernum prodiens) – Plainsong, Mode 2, Nevers MS., 13th cent.

PSALM 72:1-8, 18-19: Plainsong, Tone I.1

HYMN: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Tune: Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelien) – German folk song; adapt. and harm. Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941), Gregory Bloch, and Hymnal 1982 [GB]

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Ecce Dominus veniet – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 1, 2019

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Matin Responsory – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 122: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: “Sleepers,wake!” A voice astounds us (Tune: Wachet auf) – mel. Frewdenspiegel dess ewigen Lebens, 1599; harm. Neu Leipziger Gesanbuch, 1682, and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Audivi vocem de coelo – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for November 24, 2019

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: O Jesus, crowned with all renown (Tune: Kingsfold) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958); arr. Gregory Bloch

PSALMS 46: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Now thank we all our God (Tune: Nun danket alle Gott) – mel. Johann Crüger (1598-1662); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 17, 2019

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28C)

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS – Peter R. Hallock (2-part setting with handbells)

ANTHEM: Christus est Stella – Peter R. Hallock

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

The Office of Compline for November 10, 2019

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27C)

ORISON: Let saints on earth in concert sing (Tune: Dundee) – melody from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

PSALM 17:1-14: Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) [premiere]

HYMN: For thy dear saints, O Lord (Tune: Saint George) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876) and Christopher à Becket-Williams (1890-1956)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

ANTHEM: Laudem dicite Deo – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 3, 2019

The Sunday after All Saints’ Day

ORISON: Holy is the true light – William H. Harris (1883-1973)

PSALM 149: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing? (Tune: Zeuch mich, zeuch mich) – melody from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Melchior Franck (c. 1579-1639); ed. and arr. Robert Preston & Gregory Bloch

ANTHEM: In caelestibus regnis – Asprilio Pacelli (1570-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 27, 2019

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25C)

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

PSALM 138: Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: God is love (Tune: Ubi caritas [Murray]) – A. Gregory Murray (1905-1982)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Love One Another – Alice Parker [world premiere]
* commissioned by member Paul Johns for the Compline Choir

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

The Office of Compline for October 20, 2019

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24C)

ORISON: Maker of all things, God most high – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 121: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: I to the hills will lift mine eyes (Tune: Burford) – From A Book of Psalmody, 1718

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

ANTHEM: I will lift up mine eyes – Ernest Walker (1870-1949)

Jason Anderson, director • Michael Kleinschmidt, organist • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 13, 2019

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23C)

ORISON: O Lord, I lift my heart to thee – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

PSALM 111: Plainsong setting, Tone VIII.5

HYMN: Praise to the Holiest in the height (Tune: Newman) – Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938)

NUNC DIMITTIS: James Bassi (b. 1961)

ANTHEM: A Colloquy with God – Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)

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

The Office of Compline for October 6, 2019

Saint Francis of Assisi (transferred)

ORISON: ‘Seigneur, je vousen prie’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

PSALM 148: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lord, make us servants of your peace (Tune: Dickinson College) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEMS: ‘Tout puissant, trés saint, trés haut’ and ‘O mes très chers frères’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc

Jason Anderson, director • Greg Bloch, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor •Layne Benofsky, soloist in second anthem