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The Office of Compline for March 27, 2022

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Laetare Jerusalem – Plainsong, Mode V

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

HYMN: Kind Maker of the world (Tune: A LA VENUE DE NOËL) – mel. from Fleurs des noels, 1535

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Media vita in morte sumus – Pierre de Manchicourt (c. 1510-1564)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz , reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 20, 2022

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Oculi mei – Plainsong, Mode VII

PSALM 63:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: SOUTHWELL) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940; fauxbourdon harm. by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

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

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

The Office of Compline for March 13, 2022

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Reminiscere miserationum tuarum – Plainsong, Mode IV

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

HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS) – mel. Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654); harm. Seth Calvisius (1556-1615)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

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

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 6, 2022

The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Invocabit me – Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

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.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

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

Jason Anderson, director • David Gary, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 27, 2022

The Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: How bright appears the Morning Star (Tune: WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET) – composite; arr. Gregory Bloch

PSALM 99 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7

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

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

ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies ejus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 20, 2022

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: ‘Beloved, let us love one another,’ from In Praise of Singing – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 33:12-22 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: God is love (Tune: UBI CARITAS [MURRAY]) – A. Gregory Murray (1905-1992)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986); arr. men’s voices by Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 13, 2022

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

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 – Anonymous [No. 26], from The Lumley Books, c. 1547-1552

ANTHEM: Blessed be the Lord God – Erin Aas (b. 1972)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz , reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 6, 2022

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 138 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult (Tune: RESTORATION) – mel. The Sacred Harp, 1835; arr. Gregory W. Bloch

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong – Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Ambulans Jesus – Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 30, 2022

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 VIII; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: A Hymn of Faith – Gregory W. Bloch (b. 1977) (world premiere)

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

The Office of Compline for January 23, 2022

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: LIEBSTER JESU) – mel. Johann Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Palmer (1846-1926)

PSALM 19 – Plainsong, Tone III.4

HYMN: O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Tune: MUNICH) – harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

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

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