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 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)

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

The Office of Compline for February 9, 2020

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Help us, O Lord, to learn (Tune: Saint Ethelwald) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

PSALM 112:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone I.7

HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: Jacob) – Jane Manton Marshall (1924-2019), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous setting from the Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 2, 2020

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple

PROCESSION: The Presentation of the Lord – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 24 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Virgin-born, we bow before thee (Tune: Psaume 86) – Claude Goudimel (1514-1572), alt.

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

ANTHEM: Senex puerum portabat – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

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

The Office of Compline for January 26, 2020

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: The people who in darkness walked (Tune: Dundee) – mel. The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

PSALM 27:1-13 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Surge, illuminare – William Byrd (1543-1623)

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

The Office of Compline for January 19, 2020

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: God of mercy, God of grace (Tune: Lucerna Laudoniae) – David Evans (1874-1948)

PSALM 40:1-12: Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Jesus, priceless treasure (Tune: Jesu, meine Freude) – Johann Cruger (1598-1662), alt., and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

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

ANTHEM: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Mass for Four Voices – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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