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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

The Office of Compline for August 9, 2020

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14A)

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Rest) – Frederick Charles Maker (1844-1927)

PSALM 85:8-13 – Plainsong, Tone III.5

HYMN: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Tune: Aberystwyth) – Joseph Parry (1841-1903)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Jesu, dulcis memoria – Iain Quinn (b. 1973)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 26, 2020

8th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 12A
ORISON: V – PSALM 122 C.M. “Peace be within this sacred place” by Alice Parker (1925 – )
PSALM: 128, Plainchant, Tone III.5
HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Kevin Siegfried (1969 – )
NUNC: Harmonized Plainchant, Tone V
ANTHEM: Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo (1978 – )

Compline this Sunday is sung by a quartet drawn from the Women’s Compline Choir, directed by Rebekah Gilmore

The Office of Compline for July 19, 2020

7th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 11A

ORISON:  Holy Manna – Southern Harmony, arranged by Kevin Siegfried (1969-)
PSALM: Psalm 4 – Plainsong, Tone II
HYMN: Now the day is over (Tune: Merrial) by Joseph Barnby, arranged by Jeffrey Reynolds
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone III
ANTHEM: In pace by John Sheppard (1515-1558)

Compline this Sunday is sung by a quartet drawn from the Women’s Compline Choir, directed by Rebekah Gilmore

The Office of Compline for July 12, 2020

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10A)

ORISON: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: Les Commandements) – mel. Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (c. 1514-1572)

PSALM 65 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Almighty God, your word is cast like seed (Tune: Walden) – Jane M. Marshall (1924-2019)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

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

Jason Anderson, director & cantor • Jeffrey Ricco, reader

The Office of Compline for July 5, 2020

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: ‘Phos hilaron’ from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950)

PSALM 113 – Plainsong, Tone IV.5

HYMN: All who love and serve your city (Tune: Charlestown) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1865; harm. Alastair Cassels-Brown (1927-2001); stz. 3 harm. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk

ANTHEM: ‘In pace’ from Three Latin Motets – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

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