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 July 25, 2021

Compline this Sunday is sung the Women’s Compline Choir, directed by Rebekah Gilmore*

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Alleluia – Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)

PSALM: Psalm 14 – Plainchant, Tone III.4

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956) [World Premiere]

NUNC DIMITTIS: Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956) [-dedicated to the Women’s Compline Choir (World Premiere)]

ANTHEM: Of The Glorious City – Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)

Rebekah Gilmore, director • Jamie Balducci, reader • Natalie Ingrisano, cantor

*Please note, there are some digital artifacts present in this recording due to issues with our streaming capture. Efforts have been taken to minimize them. We apologize for these distractions.

Special RSCM Compline Service

Saint Mark’s Cathedral and The Compline Choir were honored to be invited by the Royal School of Church Music – America, to contribute a pre-recorded office of Compline to be premiered during their 2021 online Summer Training Course. The service was filmed over two days in April 2021, following pandemic safety protocols and with a strictly limited number of participants: three senior choristers and four members of the Schola (or youth choir) of the Choir School, led by choir school director Rebekah Gilmore, eight adult members of the evensong choir, led by Canon for Cathedral Music Michael Kleinschmidt and eight members of the Compline Choir led by Dr. Jason Anderson. The service may be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7bWvjW8MmE


ORISON — “Beloved, let us love one another” from the cantata In Praise of Singing by Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 134 & 4 — Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014))

HYMN — “O Gladsome Light” Words: Phos hilaron, paraphrase by Robert Bridges (1844–1930). Tune: LE CANTIQUE DE SIMÉON, attr. Louis Bourgeois (1510–1561), harm. Claude Goudimel (1514–1572

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman (b. 1951)

ANTHEM: “This Little Light of Mine,” African American Spiritual, arranged by John Wesley Work III (1901–1967)

Dr. Jason Anderson, Rebekah Gilmore, and Canon Michael Kleinschmidt, directors
Gregory Bloch, reader
Jason Anderson and Rebekah Gilmore, cantors

The Office of Compline for July 18, 2021

Compline this Sunday is sung the Women’s Compline Choir, directed by Rebekah Gilmore

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON:  Holy Manna – Southern Harmony, arranged by Kevin Siegfried (1969-)

PSALM: Psalm 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) arranged by Jeff Reynolds

HYMN: Tantum Ergo – Stephanie Martin (b. 1962)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V 1; harm. Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

ANTHEM: Salve Regina – Javier Busto (b. 1949)

Rebekah Gilmore, director • Sibyl Adams, reader • Sarra Sharif Doyle, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 11, 2021

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10B)

ORISON: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: Les Commandements) – mel. Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (c. 1514-1572)

PSALM 85:7-13 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: O holy Splendor of eternal Light (Tune: Coolinge) – Cyril Vincent Tayler (1907-1991); adapt. Gregory Bloch

NUNC DIMITTIS – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Jesu, dulcis memoria – Iain Quinn (b. 1973)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Michael Bennett, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 4, 2021

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9B)

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

PSALM 91 (Setting I) – 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); stz. 3 harm. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950)

ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

The Office of Compline for June 27, 2021

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8B)

ORISON: ‘Phos hilaron’ from Music for Compline – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 30 – Plainsong, Tone I.9

OFFICE HYMN: ‘Te lucis ante terminum’ from Music for Compline – Kevin Siegfried

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Of the Lord’s mercies – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

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

The Office of Compline for June 20, 2021

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7B)

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

PSALM 107:1-3, 23-32 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

HYMN 579: Almighty Father, strong to save (Tune: Melita) – John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Domine salva nos – William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Michael Bennett, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 13, 2021

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O gladsome Light (Tune: Le Cantique de Siméon) – mel. Loys Bourgeois (c. 1510-1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

PSALM 91 (Setting II) – Peter R. Hallock (1925-2014)

HYMN: Almighty God, your word is cast like seed (Tune: Walden) – Jane Marshall (1924-2019)

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

ANTHEM: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium – Jacob Gallus (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 6, 2021

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

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

PSALM 130 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Out of the depths I call (Tune: Saint Bride) – Samuel Howard (1710-1782) and Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943)

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

ANTHEM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – African-American Spiritual; arr. Brian Fairbanks (b. 1968)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz , reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 30, 2021

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

PSALMS 93 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 & Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. for men’s voices by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Holy Father, cheer our way (Tune: Ton-Mân) – David Evans (1874-1948)

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

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood

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