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The Office of Compline for May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

PROCESSIONAL: O clap your hands – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; arr. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: Viri Galilaei – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?)

PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: Fisk of Gloucester) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V; harm. Vicente Ripollés (1867-1943)

ANTHEM: Regina caeli laetare – Robert White (c. 1538-1574)

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

The Office of Compline for April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist

ORISON: O Way, through whom our souls draw near – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALMS 2 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 & Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. for men’s voices by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Come, pure hearts, in joyful measure (Tune: Alles ist an Gottes Segen) – mel. att. Johann Balthasar König, alt; harm. Johan Löhner (1645-1705), after chorale version by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone II; harm. Matteo Palotta (1680-1758)

ANTHEM: Deus, qui beatum Marcum – Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1550-1612)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The Lord is my Shepherd – Bobby McFerrin (b. 1950)

PSALM 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, our mighty Lord (Tune: Monk’s Gate) – Sussex folk melody, adapt. and arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS – John Mundy [Munday] (c. 1555-1630)

ANTHEM: The Good Shepherd – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

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

The Office of Compline for April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: This joyful Eastertide (Tune: Vruechten) – mel. from Psalmen, 1685; harm. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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

HYMN: Jesus lives! (Tune: Saint Albinus) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Tyler A. Morse (b. 1990)

ANTHEM: Christus surrexit – Jacob Handl (1550-1591) *

The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, presider Ÿ Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

* Quartet in anthem: Tyler Morse and Joel Bevington, altos  • Arvind Narayanan and Gregory Bloch, tenors

The Office of Compline for April 8, 2018 — Updated Audio!

Corrected media file — sorry for the confusion!

April 8, 2018

The Second 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 133 – Setting based on a theme from Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990); adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Alleluia! O sons and daughters, let us sing (Tune: O filii et filiae) – melody from Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noels, 1623 *

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

ANTHEM: Sermone blando angelus – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

* Jeremy Matheis & Thomas Adams, soloists

The Office of Compline for April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018

Easter Day

PROCESSIONAL: Easter Canticle – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014) †

PSALM 118:14-24 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Salvation is created – Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944); arr. for men’s voices by Vladimir Morosan

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

† Soloists in processional: Joel Matter and Layne Benofsky

The Office of Compline for March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: The royal banners forward go (Tune: Vexilla Regis prodeunt) – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474)

HYMN: Drop, drop, slow tears (Tune: Song 46) – Orlando Gibbons (c. 1583-1625)

PSALM 22:1-18 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

RESPOND: In manus tuas (Setting I) – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558); ed. Simon R. Hill

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: ‘Psalm 51’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Elzéar Genet [Carpentras] (ca. 1470-1548)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: Southwell) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

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

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (a5) – Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger (c. 1575-1628)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor