The Office of Compline for September 19, 2021

The Seventeenth 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 54 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Lord, whose love through humble service (Tune: Saint Helena) – Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

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

ANTHEM: O bone Jesu – Alonso de Tejeda (c. 1540-1628)

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

The Office of Compline for September 12, 2021

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Hope of the world, thou Christ of great compassion (Tune: Donne secours) – mel. from Trente quatre pseaumes de David, 1551; harm. Claude Goudimel (c. 1514-1572)

PSALM 116 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow (Tune: Cross of Jesus) – John Stainer (1840-1901)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: We adore you, O Christ – Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

Jeremy Matheis, director • David Gary, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 5, 2021

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 146 – Plainsong, Tone IV.2

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: from The First Service – Plainsong, Tone IV; harm. Philip Moore (b. 1943)

ANTHEM: Look down, O Lord – William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 29, 2021

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide – Nathan Jensen (b. 1968)

PSALM 15 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Lodovico da Viadana (ca. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Salva nos, Domine, vigilantes – Jean Mouton (ca. 1459-1522)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 22, 2021

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

PSALM 34:15-22 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

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, Tone VIII; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

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

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 15, 2021

Saint Mary the Virgin

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

PSALM: Psalm 34:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

HYMN: Jerusalem, my happy home (Tune: Land of Rest) – American folk hymn; adapt. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983); arr. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

NUNC DIMITTIS: John Munday (c. 1555-1630)

ANTHEM: Ave Maria – Franz Biebl (1906-2001)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 8, 2021

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Round me falls the night – melody by A. Drese (1620-1701); verse 1 harm. S.S. Wesley (1824-1899); verse 2 harm. Henry Ley (1887-1962); verse 3 harm. J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM: Psalm 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Be unto me, O Lord, a tower — William Byrd

Jeremy Matheis, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 1, 2021

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM: Psalm 46 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: 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)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 25, 2021

Compline this Sunday is sung the Women’s Compline Choir, directed by Rebekah Gilmore*

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Alleluia – Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)

PSALM: Psalm 14 – Plainchant, Tone III.4

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956) [World Premiere]

NUNC DIMITTIS: Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956) [-dedicated to the Women’s Compline Choir (World Premiere)]

ANTHEM: Of The Glorious City – Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)

Rebekah Gilmore, director • Jamie Balducci, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor

*Please note, there are some digital artifacts present in this recording due to issues with our streaming capture. Efforts have been taken to minimize them. We apologize for these distractions.

Special RSCM Compline Service

Saint Mark’s Cathedral and The Compline Choir were honored to be invited by the Royal School of Church Music – America, to contribute a pre-recorded office of Compline to be premiered during their 2021 online Summer Training Course. The service was filmed over two days in April 2021, following pandemic safety protocols and with a strictly limited number of participants: three senior choristers and four members of the Schola (or youth choir) of the Choir School, led by choir school director Rebekah Gilmore, eight adult members of the evensong choir, led by Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt and eight members of the Compline Choir led by Dr. Jason Anderson. The service may be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7bWvjW8MmE


ORISON — “Beloved, let us love one another” from the cantata In Praise of Singing by Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 134 & 4 — Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014))

HYMN — “O Gladsome Light” Words: Phos hilaron, paraphrase by Robert Bridges (1844–1930). Tune: LE CANTIQUE DE SIMÉON, attr. Louis Bourgeois (1510–1561), harm. Claude Goudimel (1514–1572

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman (b. 1951)

ANTHEM: “This Little Light of Mine,” African American Spiritual, arranged by John Wesley Work III (1901–1967)

Dr. Jason Anderson, Rebekah Gilmore, and Canon Michael Kleinschmidt, directors
Gregory Bloch, reader
Jason Anderson and Rebekah Gilmore, cantors