The Office of Compline for May 17, 2020

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody,1544; harm. Hymnal 1940 and Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

PSALM 66:1-11 – Plainsong, Gallican Tone; adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEMS:    In dieser österlichen Zeit – Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
                  If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 10, 2020

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘The Call,’ from Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

PSALMS 31:1-5, 15-16 – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 3, 2020

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The King of love my shepherd is (Tune: Saint Columba)– Irish melody; harm. The Hymnal 1940 and Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 23 – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.3

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Ad cenam Agni providi – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474), ed. Jason A. Anderson

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 26, 2020

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Tune: Puer nobis) – mel. from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); harm. George R. Woodward (1848-1934)

PSALM 116:1-3, 10-17 – Plainsong setting, Tone VIII.3

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 19, 2020

The Second Sunday of Easter

ORISON (H 209): We walk by faith, and not by sight (Tune: Saint Botolph) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)PSALM 16– Plainsong, Tone II.2

HYMN 206: Alleluia. O sons and daughters, let us sing (Tune: O filii et filiae) – mel. from Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noels, 1623

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Sermone blando angelus – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Joel Bevington , cantor

The Office of Compline for April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

PROCESSIONAL: Easter Canticle – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 118:14-24, 28-29 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: Christians, to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; att. Wipo of Burgundy (d. ca. 1050)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 5, 2020

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: Vexilla Regis prodeunt – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474); ed. Peter R. Hallock & Jason A. Anderson

PSALM 22:1-11 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

OFFICE HYMN: To you before the close of day – Plainsong, Mode II

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V.1

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

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 29, 2020

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered (Tune: Intercessor) – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

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

HYMN: Out of the depths I call (Tune: Saint Bride) – Samuel Howard (1710-1782)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacob Arcadelt (c. 1507-1568)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 22, 2020

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare

ORISON: Now as the troubled day departs – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 23 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock

OFFICE HYMN 44: To you before the close of day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum) – Plainsong, Mode VIII, Antiphonale Sarisburiense, vol. II.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger (c. 1575-1628)

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

The Office of Compline for March 15, 2020

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: O Holy Spirit, by whose breath, life rises (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus)– Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: All who love and serve your city (Tune: Charlestown) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Alastair Cassels-Brown (1927-2001), alt., and Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor