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

The Office of Compline for September 1, 2019

The 12th Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 26:1-3, 6-9, 11-12 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Abide with me (Tune: Eventide) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Salva nos, Domine, vigilantes – Jacob Handl (1551-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

Quartet in Anthem: Thomas Adams and Joel Bevington, altos • Michael Bennett, tenor • J. Scott Kovacs, bass

The Office of Compline for August 25, 2019

COMPLINE CHOIR on ENGLAND PILGRIMAGE
WOMEN’S SCHOLA IN RESIDENCE
Rebekah Gilmore, director

 
August 25, 2019 • Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
ORISON: Sweet Angels – Shaker tune, arr. Kevin Siegfried
PSALM: Psalm 23 – Peter R. Hallock, arranged by Jeff Reynolds
HYMN: Poland: God of my life – Isaac Watts: Psalm 21 paraphrase, Timothy Swan: tune
NUNC DIMITTIS: Roger Sherman
ANTHEM: Alma redemptoris mater – Josquin des Prez
 
Rebekah Gilmore, director • Melissa Plagemann, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor

Compline Choir Pilgrimage Audio Postcard

As we begin to wrap up our second week of pilgrimage to Canterbury and Salisbury Cathedrals, we’d like to share some audio selections from Canterbury Cathedral during evensong services sung last week, including the Office of Compline as performed in the crypt:

Lamentations of Jeremiah by Peter Hallock; Page Smith, Cello

The Good Shepherd by Alice Parker

The Office of Compline – From Canterbury Cathedral Crypt

We continue to be grateful to Rebekah Gilmore and the Women’s Schola for beautifully performing the service in our absence – with many of us rising at 5:30 a.m. to listen! Please be sure to tune in again this Sunday (Aug. 25) to hear them once more.

The Compline Choir in Canterbury
The Compline Choir in Canterbury

The Office of Compline for August 18, 2019

COMPLINE CHOIR on ENGLAND PILGRIMAGE
WOMEN’S SCHOLA IN RESIDENCE
Rebekah Gilmore, director

 
August 18, 2019 • St. Mary the Virgin (transferred)
ORISON: O viridissima virga – Hildegard von Bingen
PSALM: Psalm 134 and 4 – Peter R. Hallock, arranged by Jeff Reynolds
HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
NUNC DIMITTIS: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
ANTHEM: Maria Matrem Virginem – Michael McGlynn
 
Rebekah Gilmore, director • Melissa Plagemann, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor • Erika Chang, Orison soloist; Sarah Eisert, Anthem soloist