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 13, 2019

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23C)

ORISON: O Lord, I lift my heart to thee – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

PSALM 111: Plainsong setting, Tone VIII.5

HYMN: Praise to the Holiest in the height (Tune: Newman) – Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938)

NUNC DIMITTIS: James Bassi (b. 1961)

ANTHEM: A Colloquy with God – Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)

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

The Office of Compline for October 6, 2019

Saint Francis of Assisi (transferred)

ORISON: ‘Seigneur, je vousen prie’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

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

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEMS: ‘Tout puissant, trés saint, trés haut’ and ‘O mes très chers frères’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc

Jason Anderson, director • Greg Bloch, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor •Layne Benofsky, soloist in second anthem

The Office of Compline for September 29, 2019

The Feast of Saint Michael & All Angels

ORISON: Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels (Tune: Christe sanctorum) – Sarum plainsong, Mode I

PSALM 91: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Ye holy angels bright (Tune: Darwall’s 148th) – mel. John Darwall (1731-1789); harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Erin Aas (b. 1974)

ANTHEM: Salvator mundi – Giovanni Bassano (c. 1558-1617)

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

The Office of Compline for September 22, 2019

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20C)

ORISON: O come, ye servants of the Lord – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572/73)

PSALM 113 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Father all loving, who rulest in majesty (Tune: Was lebet) – mel. from Choral-Buch vor Johann Heinrich Reinhardt, 1754; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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

ANTHEM: Hear the voice and prayer – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for September 15, 2019

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: ‘O God of mercy, hear my call’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: I sought the Lord (Tune: Faith) – J. Harold Moyer (1927-2012)

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

ANTHEM: Peccantem me quotidie – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

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

The Office of Compline for September 8, 2019

The 13th 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 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: Liebster Jesu wir sind hier) – mel. Johann Ahle (1625-1673); stz. 1-2 harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and stz. 3 Johann Sebastian Bach

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

ANTHEM: Be unto me, O Lord, a tower – William Byrd (c. 1540/1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 1, 2019

The 12th 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: Abide with me (Tune: Eventide) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, 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 • Thomas Adams, cantor

Quartet in Anthem: Thomas Adams and Joel Bevington, altos • Michael Bennett, tenor • J. Scott Kovacs, bass

The Office of Compline for August 25, 2019

COMPLINE CHOIR on ENGLAND PILGRIMAGE
WOMEN’S SCHOLA IN RESIDENCE
Rebekah Gilmore, director

 
August 25, 2019 • Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
ORISON: Sweet Angels – Shaker tune, arr. Kevin Siegfried
PSALM: Psalm 23 – Peter R. Hallock, arranged by Jeff Reynolds
HYMN: Poland: God of my life – Isaac Watts: Psalm 21 paraphrase, Timothy Swan: tune
NUNC DIMITTIS: Roger Sherman
ANTHEM: Alma redemptoris mater – Josquin des Prez
 
Rebekah Gilmore, director • Melissa Plagemann, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor

The Office of Compline for August 18, 2019

COMPLINE CHOIR on ENGLAND PILGRIMAGE
WOMEN’S SCHOLA IN RESIDENCE
Rebekah Gilmore, director

 
August 18, 2019 • St. Mary the Virgin (transferred)
ORISON: O viridissima virga – Hildegard von Bingen
PSALM: Psalm 134 and 4 – Peter R. Hallock, arranged by Jeff Reynolds
HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
NUNC DIMITTIS: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
ANTHEM: Maria Matrem Virginem – Michael McGlynn
 
Rebekah Gilmore, director • Melissa Plagemann, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor • Erika Chang, Orison soloist; Sarah Eisert, Anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for August 11, 2019

COMPLINE CHOIR on ENGLAND PILGRIMAGE
WOMEN’S SCHOLA IN RESIDENCE
Rebekah Gilmore, director

 
August 11, 2019 • The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14C)
ORISON: Down in the river to pray – Jason Cole, arr.
PSALM: Psalm 33: 1-11 – Peter R. Hallock – Jeff Reynolds, arr.
HYMN: Christe qui lux es et dies – Kevin Siegfried, arr. (commissioned for this service)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainchant – Tone V
ANTHEM: Ave Maria – Gustav Holst
 
Rebekah Gilmore, director • Melissa Plagemann, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor • Margaret Obenza and Ailisa Newhall, soloists