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 October 15, 2017

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost

October 15, 2017

ORISON: Blest are the pure in heart – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

HYMN: The King of love my Shepherd is (Tune: Saint Columba) – Irish melody; stzs. 1-5 harm. Hymnal 1940; stz. 6 harm. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. William Byrd (1543-1623)

ANTHEM: O bone Jesu – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

 

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

Hymn soloists: Joel Bevington, tenor & Tyler Morse, alto

The Office of Compline for October 8, 2017

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost

October 8, 2017

ORISON: Lord, make us servants of your peace (Tune: Dickinson College) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)

PSALM 148 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Most High, omnipotent, good Lord (Tune: Assissi) – Alfred Morton Smith (1879-1971)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: i thank You God for most this amazing day – Tyler A. Morse (b. 1990) [premiere]

 

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

The Office of Compline for October 1, 2017

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost • October 1, 2017

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)

HYMN: When all thy mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys (Tune: Durham) – mel. and bass by Thomas Ravenscroft, harm. Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Anonymous, 16th cent.

ANTHEM: Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam – Cristobal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide (Orison at Eventide) – Nathan Jensen (b. 1968)

PSALM 89:1, 2, 20-29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

NUNC DIMITTIS in E – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

ANTHEM: Nisi Dominus – Giovanni Matteo Asola (c. 1532-1609)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

Quartet in Anthem: Tyler Morse and Joel Bevington, altos  Arvind Narayanan, tenor  David Gary, bass

The Office of Compline for September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Peace, perfect peace (Tune: Song 46) – Orlando Gibbons (c. 1583-1625)

PSALM 103 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: The duteous day now closeth (Tune: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen) – Melody attr. Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450–1517); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone III; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: Be unto me, O Lord, a tower – William Byrd (1543-1623)

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

The Office of Compline for September 10, 2017

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide (Tune: Ach bleib bei uns) – Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1589; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 119:33-48 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (Tune: St. Ethelwald) – William Henry Monk (1823–1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: I give you a new commandment– John Sheppard (c. 1515–1558)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Joshua Haberman (b. 1982)

PSALM 26:1-3, 6-9, 11-12 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Now the day is over (Tune: Merrial) – Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Sicut cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

 

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017

The 12th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Erin Aas (b. 1974) [premiere]

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

HYMN: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: Commandments) – Louis Bougeois (c. 1510-c. 1561)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Salva nos, Domine, vigilantes – Jacob Handl (1551-1591)

 

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

The Office of Compline for August 20, 2017

Date: August 20, 2017

Church Calendar notation: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: “Peace Be Within this Sacred Place” – from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1924)

PSALM 115 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts – TUNE: Christe Redemptor, Sarum Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS: two-part setting w/ handbells – Hallock

ANTHEM: Deus, Canticum Novum – Giammateo Asola (ca. 1532-1609)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 13, 2017

August 13, 2017

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: God be in my head – Doug Fullington (b. 1969)

PSALM 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

HYMN: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts (Tune: Dickinson College) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)

ANTHEM: “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” (American spiritual, arr. by Derek Curtis Tilton [b. 1987]

Ken Pendergrass, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor