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

The Office of Compline for September 29, 2019

The Feast of Saint Michael & All Angels

ORISON: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels (Tune: Christe sanctorum) – Sarum plainsong, Mode I

PSALM 91: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Ye holy angels bright (Tune: Darwall’s 148th) – mel. John Darwall (1731-1789); harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Erin Aas (b. 1974)

ANTHEM: Salvator mundi – Giovanni Bassano (c. 1558-1617)

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

The Office of Compline for September 22, 2019

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20C)

ORISON: O come, ye servants of the Lord – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572/73)

PSALM 113 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Father all loving, who rulest in majesty (Tune: Was lebet) – mel. from Choral-Buch vor Johann Heinrich Reinhardt, 1754; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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

ANTHEM: Hear the voice and prayer – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for September 15, 2019

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: ‘O God of mercy, hear my call’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: I sought the Lord (Tune: Faith) – J. Harold Moyer (1927-2012)

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

ANTHEM: Peccantem me quotidie – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 8, 2019

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON:Now cheer our hearts this eventide (Tune: Ach bleib bei uns) – Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1589; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: Liebster Jesu wir sind hier) – mel. Johann Ahle (1625-1673); stz. 1-2 harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and stz. 3 Johann Sebastian Bach

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

ANTHEM: Be unto me, O Lord, a tower – William Byrd (c. 1540/1543-1623)

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