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The Office of Compline for March 7, 2021

The Third Sunday in Lent

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

PSALM 19 – Plainsong, Tone III.4

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Emendemus in melius – Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1550)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 28, 2021

The Second Sunday in Lent

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

PSALM 22:22-30 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Spem in alium – Jachet de Mantua (1483-1559)

Jason Anderson, director & reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 21, 2021

The First Sunday in Lent

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

PSALM 25:1-8, 10-11, 13-14, 21 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mailander Hymnem, 15th cent.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: In pace, in idipsum – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572/3)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 14, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded February 11, 2018

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Processional Psalm for Lucernarium – Carl C. Crosier (1945-2014)

PSALM 50:1-6 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

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

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

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

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

The Office of Compline for February 7, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded February 16, 2020

The Fifth 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. 1965)

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

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

The Office of Compline for January 31, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded January 28, 2018

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. by Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 57 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Tune: Aberystwyth) – Joseph Palmer (1841-1903)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting, Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: Domine non sum dignus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 24, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded January 21, 2018

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 62 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult (Tune: Restoration) – melody from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. The Hymnal, 1982

NUNC DIMITTIS – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Ambulans Jesus – Francisco Guerrero (1527-1599)

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

The Office of Compline for January 17, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded January 14, 2018

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Jesus came, adored by angels (Tune: Lowry) – Gerald Near (b. 1942)

PSALM 139 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lord, thou hast searched me out (Tune: Tender Thought) – Kentucky Harmony, 1815

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana T. Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Domine, probasti – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) †

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

† Tyler Morse & Gregory Bloch, soloists

The Office of Compline for January 10, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded January 12, 2020
[Originally posted with last week’s audio. Now fixed]

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries (Tune: This Endris Nyght) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

PSALM 29: Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: When Christ’s appearing was made known (Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr) – melody from Geistliche Lieder, 1543; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), alt.

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

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for January 3, 2021

This archived service of Compline was originally recorded January 6, 2019

The Second Sunday after Christmas

ORISON: What child is this (Tune: Greensleeves) – English melody; harm. Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871, alt.

PSALM 96 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: In the bleak mid-winter (Tune: Cranham) – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM:      Reges Tharsis et Insulae– William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

                        The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874); arr. Ivor Atkins (1869-1953) and Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson, director & anthem soloist • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor