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The Office of Compline for December 20, 2009

20 December 2009
4th Sunday in Advent

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: William Turnipseed
Cantor: Kenneth Peterson

PROCESSIONAL: “O come, o come, Emmanuel” (Veni, veni, Emmanuel, plainsong, Mode I, Processionale, 15th century)
PSALM: The Song of Mary (Magnificat, { Luke 1: 46 – 55 }, plainsong, Tone VIII, adapted by Charles Winfred Douglas [1867 – 1944] and Bruce E. Ford [b. 1947])
HYMN: “The Word whom earth and sea and sky adore and laud and magnify” (Quem terra, pontus, aethera, Mode II, Nevers MS., 13th century)
NUNC DIMITTIS: (setting by Richard Proulx [b. 1937])
ANTHEM: “Quem terra, pontus, aethera” (William Byrd [ca. 1539/40 – 1623])

The Office of Compline for December 13, 2009

13 December 2009
3rd Sunday of Advent

Conductor: Peter Hallock
Reader: Joel Matter
Cantor: Thomas Adams

ORISON: “Creator of the stars of night” (Conditor alme siderum, plainsong, Mode IV, 9th century)
PSALM: The First Song of Isaiah (Ecce, Deus, { Isaiah 12: 2 – 6 }, plainsong, Tone VII Ending 3)
HYMN: “Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding” (William Henry Monk [1823 – 1889])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (setting by John Holmes [d. 1629], Tone VIII Ending 1)
ANTHEM: “Rorate caeli” (Peter Hallock [b. 1924])

The Office of Compline for December 6, 2009

6 December 2009
2nd Sunday of Advent

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Jeremy Matheis
Cantor: Brian Fairbanks

ORISON: “O heavenly Word, eternal light” (Verbum supernum prodiens, plainsong, Mode II, Nevers MS., 13th century)
PSALM: The Song of Zechariah (Benedictus Dominus Deus, { Luke 1: 68 – 79 }, plainsong, Tone VIII, adapted by Bruce E. Ford [b. 1947])
HYMN: “Comfort, comfort ye my people” (melody by Claude Goudimel [1514 – 1573]; arr. by Louis Bourgeois [ca. 1510 – ca. 1561])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (Two-part setting by Peter Hallock [b. 1924])
ANTHEM: “Audivi vocem de cœlo” (plainsong, Mode I, and verses by Thomas Tallis [ca. 1505 – 1585])

The Office of Compline for November 29, 2009

29 November 2009
1st Sunday of Advent

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: William Turnipseed
Cantor: Fred McIlroy IV

ORISON: “Redeemer of the nations, come” (Veni Redemptor gentium, plainsong, Mode I, Einsiedeln MS., 12th century)
PSALM: 85 (plainsong, mode 3)
HYMN: “Come thou long expected Jesus” (tune: Stuttgart [1715]; adapted and harmonized by William Henry Havergal [1793 – 1870])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (setting by Richard Proulx [b. 1937])
ANTHEM: “De caelo veniet” (Jakob (Handl) Gallus [1550 – 1591])

The Office of Compline for November 22, 2009

22 November 2009
Last Sunday after Pentecost
Christ the King

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Joel Matter
Cantor: Richard Greene

ORISON: “Bring Us, O Lord God” (Peter Hallock [b. 1924])
PSALM: 149 (Peter Hallock)
HYMN: “I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath” (Old 113th, melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, [1525]; verses 2 & 4 harmonized by Peter Hallock)
NUNC DIMITTIS: (tune: Marilyn; setting by Peter Hallock)
ANTHEM: To the Supreme Being (Peter Hallock)

The Office of Compline for November 15, 2009

15 November 2009
24th Sunday after Pentecost

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Jeremy Matheis
Cantor: Kenneth Peterson

ORISON: “Help Me, O Lord” (Shaker tune arranged by Kevin Siegfried [b. 1969])
PSALM: 16 (plainsong, Tone II Ending 2)
HYMN: “For the beauty of the earth” (Lucerna Laudoniae, David Evans [1874 – 1948])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (plainsong setting, Tone III Ending 4)
ANTHEM: “In Praise of Music” (Richard Proulx [b. 1937])

The Office of Compline for November 8, 2009

8 November 2009
23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: William Turnipseed
Cantor: Fred McIlroy IV

ORISON: “Now the day is over” (M. Searle Wright [1918 – 2004])
PSALM: 146 (plainsong, Tone IV Ending 2)
HYMN: “I heard the voice of Jesus say” (from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter [1567]: Third Mode Melody; Thomas Tallis [ca. 1505 – 1585])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (plainsong setting, Tone III Ending 4)
ANTHEM: “Christus est stella” (Peter Hallock [b. 1924])

The Office of Compline for November 1, 2009

1 November 2009
All Saints Day

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Joel Matter
Cantor: Thomas Adams

ORISON: “Bring us, O Lord God” (Peter Hallock [b. 1924])
PSALM: 149 (Peter Hallock)
HYMN: “Who are these like stars appearing” (tune: Zeuch mich, zeuch mich, melody from Geistreiches Gesang-buch [1698], harmonized by William Henry Monk [1823 – 1889])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (setting by Thomas Tallis [ca. 1505 – 1585], Tone VII)
ANTHEM: “O quam gloriosum” (Tomás Luis de Victoria [1548 – 1611])

The Office of Compline for October 25, 2009

25 October 2009
21st Sunday after Pentecost

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Jeremy Matheis
Cantor: Richard Greene

ORISON: “God that madest earth and heaven” (tune: Ar Hyd y Nos, Traditional Welsh melody)
PSALM: 126 (Peter Hallock)
HYMN: “Amazing Grace” (tune: New Britain, W. Walker, Southern Harmony, 1835, arranged by Richard Proulx [b. 1937] and Peter Hallock [b. 1924])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (plainsong setting, Tone III Ending 4)
ANTHEM: “Domine salva nos” (William Byrd [ca. 1539/40 – 1623])

The Office of Compline for October 11, 2009

11 October 2009
19th Sunday after Pentecost

Conductor: Jason Anderson
Reader: Jeremy Matheis
Cantor: Thomas Adams

ORISON: “Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts” (Christe redemptor, Sarum plainsong, Mode I)
PSALM: 90: 12 – 17 (plainsong, Tone VIII Ending 1)
HYMN: “Te lucis ante terminum” (“Before the ending of the day”) (Orlande de Lassus [ca. 1530/32 – 1594])
NUNC DIMITTIS: (anonymous setting arranged by Bernarr Rainbow, Tone IV)
ANTHEM: “Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam” (Cristóbal de Morales [ca. 1500 – 1553])