The Office of Compline for October 18, 2020

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 96:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest” (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Visita quaesumus, Domine – William Byrd (1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 11, 2020

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23A)

ORISON: Blest are the pure in heart – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 23 – Plainsong, Tone VII.3

HYMN: The King of love my Shepherd is (Tune: Saint Columba) – Irish melody; stzs. 1-5 harm. Hymnal 1940; stz. 6 harm. Peter R. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: O bone Jesu – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Jeremy Matheis, reader & director • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 4, 2020

Saint Francis of Assisi

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

PSALM 8 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

HYMN: Most High, omnipotent, good Lord (Tune: Assisi) – Alfred Morton Smith (1879-1971)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Missa Sancti Francisi – George Oldroyd (1887-1956)

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

The Office of Compline for September 27, 2020

Saint Michael & All Angels (transferred)

ORISON: Now the day is over – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

OFFICE HYMN: To you before the close of day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Tibi Christe, splendor Patris – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Jason Anderson, director & reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 20, 2020

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20A)

ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Josh Haberman (b. 1982)

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

HYMN: Where cross the crowded ways of life (Tune: Gardiner) – from Sacred Melodies, 1815; harm. William Gardiner (1770-1853)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Tu solus, qui facis mirabilia – Josquin des Prez (c.?1450/1455-1521)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 13, 2020

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 103 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.5

HYMN: In your mercy, Lord, you called me (Tune: Halton Holgate) – William Boyce (1711-1779)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone III.6

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

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

The Office of Compline for September 6, 2020

September 6, 2020 • The 14th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18A)

ORISON: O lux beata Trinitas – Ronald Arnatt (1930-2018)

PSALM 119:33-(40)48 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (Tune: Christe Redemptor) – Sarum Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS from Evening Service in G – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

ANTHEM: Out of the deep – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Jason Anderson, director & Cantor • Scott Kovacs , reader

The Office of Compline for August 30, 2020

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17A)

ORISON: The duteous day now closeth (Tune: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen) – mel. att. Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 4 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

HYMN: Now the day is over (Tune: Merrial) – Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: In manus tuas – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Thomas Adams, cantor • Jeffrey Ricco, reader

The Office of Compline for August 23, 2020

August 23, 2020 • The Eve of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

ORISON: The eternal gifts of Christ the King (Tune: Aeterna Christi munera) – Plainsong, Mode VII

PSALM 91 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth (Tune: Old 104th) – mel. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1590-1633); harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

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

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 16, 2020

August 16, 2020 • The 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15A)

ORISON: God be in my head – Doug Fullington (b. 1969)

PSALM 67 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: God, that madest earth and heaven (Tune: Ar hyd y nos) – Welsh melody; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Ernest Bullock (1890-1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: O sing joyfully – Adrian Batten (1591-1637)

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