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The Office of Compline for June 28, 2020

The Eve of St. Peter & St. Paul, Apostles

ORISON: Peter, Keybearer, Paul, the Teacher of mankind (Tune: Decora lux aeternitatis) — Plainsong, Mode I

PSALM 97 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7

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

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

ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

The Office of Compline for June 21, 2020

The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7A)

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

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

OFFICE HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Scandinavian melody, arr. Derek Curtis-Tilton

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Exultate justi in Domino – Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (ca. 1560 – 1627)

Jeremy Matheis, director/reader• Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 14, 2020

June 14, 2020 • The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6A)

ORISON: O gladsome Light (Tune: Le Cantique de Siméon) – melody Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510- c. 1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: In your mercy, Lord, you called me (Tune: Halton Holgate) – William Boyce (1711-1779); stz. 3 harm. Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

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

Jeremy Matheis, director/reader• Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

PSALM 111 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.5

HYMN: Savior, breathe an evening blessing (Tune: Vesper Hymn) – attr. Dimitri Stepanovitch Bortniansky (1751-1825)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Let us now laud and magnify with music – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director & reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 31, 2020

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus)– Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Spirit divine, attend our prayers (Tune: Nun danket all und bringet Ehr) — mel. att. Johann Cruger (1598-1662)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for May 24, 2020

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.;arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 47 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

HYMN 220: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: O Rex gloriae – Luca Marenzio (1560-1599)

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

The Office of Compline for May 17, 2020

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody,1544; harm. Hymnal 1940 and Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

PSALM 66:1-11 – Plainsong, Gallican Tone; adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEMS:    In dieser österlichen Zeit – Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
                  If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for May 10, 2020

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘The Call,’ from Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 3, 2020

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The King of love my shepherd is (Tune: Saint Columba)– Irish melody; harm. The Hymnal 1940 and Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 23 – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.3

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Ad cenam Agni providi – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474), ed. Jason A. Anderson

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

The Office of Compline for April 26, 2020

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Tune: Puer nobis) – mel. from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); harm. George R. Woodward (1848-1934)

PSALM 116:1-3, 10-17 – Plainsong setting, Tone VIII.3

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Christ rising again – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor