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The Office of Compline for November 21, 2021

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: ‘Psalm 95’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALMS 93 and 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

HYMN: Now thank we all our God (Tune: NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT) – mel. Johann Crüger (1598-1662); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Academic Hymnal, 1899, and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 14, 2021

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Let saints on earth in concert sing (Tune: DUNDEE) – mel. from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635), alt

PSALM 16 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: For thy dear saints, O Lord (Tune: SAINT GEORGE) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876); vs. 4 harm. Christopher à Becket-Williams (1890-1956)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone I; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Christus est Stella – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • David Gary, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 7, 2021

All Saints’ Sunday

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

PSALM 24 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing? (Tune: ZUECH MICH, ZEUCH MICH) – mel. from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS – James Bassi (b. 1961)

ANTHEM: Blow ye the trumpet – Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 31, 2021

All Hallows’ Eve

ORISON: Kontakion for the Departed – Kievan Chant; adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 13 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day (Tune: TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM) – Sarum Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

ANTHEM: Sive vigilem – William Mundy (c. 1528-c. 1591)

Jeremy Matheis, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 24, 2021

The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Help me, O Lord, thy way to keep – Shaker tune, arr. Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 126 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered (Tune: INTERCESSOR) – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lord, it is night – Donald Skirvin (b. 1946) [premiere]

Jason Anderson, director •  Jeremy Matheis , reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 17, 2021

Compline Choir 65th Anniversary Celebration

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 91 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (Tune: OLD 113TH) – Melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS (2-part setting with bells) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Jubilemus omnes – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 10, 2021

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 90: 12-17 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: My God, how wonderful thou art (Tune: WINDSOR) – mel. William Damon (c. 1540-c. 1591), alt;. harm. Henchman & Hancock, 1754; Booke of Musicke, 1591; and The Academic Hymnal, 1899

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: I will call upon God – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Vern Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 3, 2021

The Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels (transferred)

ORISON: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels (Tune: CHRISTE SANCTORUM) – Sarum plainsong, Mode I

PSALM 103: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Hark! hark, my soul! (Tune: VOX ANGELICA) – John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876); adapt. Gregory Bloch

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

ANTHEM: Salvator mundi – Giovanni Bassano (c. 1558-1617)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeff Rico, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 26, 2021

This service originally recorded 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

*Due to an issue outside the choir’s control, we were unable to present the service as usual last night, and instead offer this one from September 2019.

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