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 November 22, 2020

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: The head that once was crowned with thorns (Tune: Saint Magnus) –Melody from Divine Companion, 1707; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

PSALM 95 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: Judge eternal, throned in splendor (Tune: Komm, o komm, du Geist) – Melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Ave Rex noster – Giovanni Matteo Asola (c. 1524-1609)

Jason Anderson, director & reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 15, 2020

November 15, 2020 – The 24th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Maker of all things, God most high – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 90:1-12 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: O God, our help in ages past (Tune: Saint Anne) – mel. att. William Croft (1678-1727); harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Submit yourselves – John Shepherd (c. 1520-c. 1563)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020 – The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Let saints on earth in concert sing (Tune: Dundee) – melody from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

PSALM 4 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

HYMN: For thy dear saints, O Lord (Tune: Saint George) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876) and Christopher à Becket-Williams (1890-1956)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Audivi vocem de caelo – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jeremy Matheis, director & reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 1, 2020

All Saints’ Day

ORISON: Holy is the true light – William H. Harris (1883-1973)

PSALM 34:1-10, 22 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: O quam gloriosum – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 25, 2020

The 21st Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Slowly the rays of daylight fade – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 1 – Plainsong, Tone I.1

HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strength (Tune: Leibster Jesu) – melody by Johann Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Palmer (1846-1926) and J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Christe, filii Dei – Josquin des Prez (c.?1450/1455-1521)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 18, 2020

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 96:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest” (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Visita quaesumus, Domine – William Byrd (1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 11, 2020

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23A)

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

PSALM 23 – Plainsong, Tone VII.3

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

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

Jeremy Matheis, reader & director • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 4, 2020

Saint Francis of Assisi

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

PSALM 8 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Missa Sancti Francisi – George Oldroyd (1887-1956)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 27, 2020

Saint Michael & All Angels (transferred)

ORISON: Now the day is over – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

OFFICE HYMN: To you before the close of day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Tibi Christe, splendor Patris – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Jason Anderson, director & reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for September 20, 2020

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20A)

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

PSALM 31:1-5, 15-16 – Plainsong, Tone IV.2

HYMN: Where cross the crowded ways of life (Tune: Gardiner) – from Sacred Melodies, 1815; harm. William Gardiner (1770-1853)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.1

ANTHEM: Tu solus, qui facis mirabilia – Josquin des Prez (c.?1450/1455-1521)

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