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The Office of Compline for April 7, 2019

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise (Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr) – mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1543; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

HYMN: Kind Maker of the world (Tune: A la venue de Noël) – mel. from Fleurs des noels, 1535

PSALM 126 – Plainsong, Tone I.9

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Osbert Parsley (c. 1511-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare

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

HYMN: A Hymne to God the Father – Thomas Joyce

PSALM 32 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah – Peter R. Hallock
Tyler Morse, alto soloist •Arvind Narayanan, tenor soloist

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor • Page Smith, cellist

The Office of Compline for March 24, 2019

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: What wondrous love is this (Tune: Wondrous Love) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

HYMN: As longs the deer for cooling streams (Tune: Martyrdom) – mel. Hugh Wilson (1766-1824); harm. Robert Smith (1780-1829), Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943), and The American Vocalist, 1849

PSALM 63:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Claudin de Sermisy (c. 1490-1562)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 17, 2019

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word (Tune: Jesu dulcedo cordium) – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

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

PSALM 27:10-18 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019 • The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

HYMN: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Tune: Saint Flavian) – mel. from Day’s Psalter, 1562; harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901) and Giles Farnaby (c. 1563-1640), adapt.

PSALM 91:1-2, 9-16 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Miserere mei Deus (vs. 1-10 with Gloria Patri– Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 3, 2019

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I, Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.

PSALMS 99 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7

HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: Ibis) – melody Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

ANTHEM: O nata lux – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 33:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Sarum plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Thomas Tallis

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

ANTHEM (see GREEN BOOK): He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Compline Choir was joined by the Senior Choristers of the Saint Mark’s Choir School, Rebekah Gilmore, director. Together, they offered the office of Compline under the direction of Jason Anderson and Rebekah Gilmore. This joint partnership occurs every two years.

ORISON: ‘The Pure in Heart,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes (b. 1958)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Blest are the pure in heart (Tune: Franconia) – Johann Balthasar König (1691-1758); adapt. and harm. William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

NUNC DIMITTIS from Evening Service in G – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

ANTHEM: ‘The Peacemakers,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes

Rebekah Gilmore & Jason Anderson, directors • John Stuntebeck, pianist & organist

Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor & soloist

The Office of Compline for February 10, 2019

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 91 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Morley (1557/1558-1602)

ANTHEM: Look down, O Lord – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

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

The Office of Compline for February 3, 2019

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Now as the troubled day departs – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

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 I; harm. Thomas Morley (1557/1558-1602)

ANTHEM: What Hand Divine – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor • Page Smith, violoncello