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The Office of Compline for April 19, 2020

The Second Sunday of Easter

ORISON (H 209): We walk by faith, and not by sight (Tune: Saint Botolph) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)PSALM 16– Plainsong, Tone II.2

HYMN 206: Alleluia. O sons and daughters, let us sing (Tune: O filii et filiae) – mel. from Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noels, 1623

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Joel Bevington , cantor

The Office of Compline for April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

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

PSALM 118:14-24, 28-29 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: Christians, to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; att. Wipo of Burgundy (d. ca. 1050)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

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

The Office of Compline for April 5, 2020

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: Vexilla Regis prodeunt – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397-1474); ed. Peter R. Hallock & Jason A. Anderson

PSALM 22:1-11 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

OFFICE HYMN: To you before the close of day – Plainsong, Mode II

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Absalon fili mi – attr. Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521) or Pierre de la Rue (c. 1452-1518)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 29, 2020

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

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

PSALM 130 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Out of the depths I call (Tune: Saint Bride) – Samuel Howard (1710-1782)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacob Arcadelt (c. 1507-1568)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 22, 2020

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare

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

PSALM 23 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock

OFFICE HYMN 44: To you before the close of day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum) – Plainsong, Mode VIII, Antiphonale Sarisburiense, vol. II.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader •  Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 15, 2020

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: O Holy Spirit, by whose breath, life rises (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus)– Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: All who love and serve your city (Tune: Charlestown) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Alastair Cassels-Brown (1927-2001), alt., and Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for March 8, 2020

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Reminiscere miserationum tuarum – Plainsong, Mode IV

PSALM 121 – H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Juan de Lienas (c. 1617-1654)

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

Tyler Morse & Gregory Bloch, Psalm soloists

The Office of Compline for March 1, 2020

The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Invocabit me – Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 32 – Plainsong, Tone III.4

HYMN: Remember, O thou man – Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-c. 1635)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: In jejunio et fletu – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for February 23, 2020

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 2 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Tune: Salzburg) – mel. Jakob Hintze (1622-1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist •Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 16, 2020

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: ‘Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 119:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strength (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Dana Marsh (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes

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