Category Archives: Compline Service

The Service of Compline, as performed at St. Mark’s Cathedral; Sundays at 9:30 -10:00 p.m.

The Office of Compline for May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: O Light, whose beams illumine all – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 84 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: O what their joy and their glory must be (Tune: O quanta qualia) – mel. from Antiphoner, 1681; harm. John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 12, 2019

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The God of Love my shepherd is (Tune: University)– attr. Charles Collignon (1725-1785); vs. 5 harm. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

PSALM 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing (Tune: Zeuch mich, zeuch mich) – mel. from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Monk (1823-1889), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: The Good Shepherd – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody,1544; vs. 2 harm. Hymnal 1940; vs. 4 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

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

HYMN: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (Tune: Truro) – Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; vs. 5 harm. Harvey Grace

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V; harm. Vicente Ripollés (1867-1943)

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

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

The Office of Compline for April 28, 2019

The Second Sunday of Easter

ORISON: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Tune: Puer nobis) – mel. from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); harm. George R. Woodward (1848-1934)

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

HYMN: We walk by faith, and not by sight (Tune: Saint Botolph) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone IV; harm. Anonymous 16th cent. composer; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

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

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

The Office of Compline for April 21, 2019

Easter Day

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

PSALM 114 – Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?) and Christ the Lord is risen again (Tune: Christ ist erstanden) – mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1533; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Christus surrexit – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

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

Tyler Morse, Joel Bevington, Layne Benofsky, and Gregory Bloch, Quartet (Handl)

The Office of Compline for April 14, 2019

April 14, 2019 • The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: ‘Vexilla regis prodeunt’ from Via Crucis – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

HYMN: O sacred head, sore wounded (Tune: Herzlich tut mich verlangen) – Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612); adapt. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 22:1-11 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

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

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

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