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 January 12, 2020

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries (Tune: This Endris Nyght) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

PSALM 29: Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: When Christ’s appearing was made known (Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr) – melody from Geistliche Lieder, 1543; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), alt.

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

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for January 5, 2020

The Eve of the Epiphany

PROCESSION: How bright appears the Morning Star (Tune: Wie schön leuchtet) – mel. att. Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608); arr. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 96 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Brightest and best of the stars of the morning (Tune: Morning Star) – James Proctor Harding (1850–1911)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn): Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

Magi veniunt ab Oriente – Jacob Clemens non Papa (c. 1510-c. 1555)
The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874); arr. Ivor Atkins (1869-1953)
and Jason Anderson (b. 1976)

Jason Anderson, director & baritone soloist • Joel Matter, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 29, 2019

The First Sunday after Christmas Day

PROCESSIONAL: Once in royal David’s city (Tune: Irby) – mel. Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876); harm. Arthur Henry Mann (1850-1929)

PSALM 147: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Of the Father’s love begotten (Tune: Divinum mysterium) – Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; adapt. Piae Cantiones, 1582, adapt. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

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

ANTHEMS:        O beatum et sacrosanctum diem – Peter Philips (1561-1628)

                       Lux aurumque – Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor • Campbell Thibo, processional soloist

The Office of Compline for December 15, 2019

The Third Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Redeemer of the nations, come (Tune:Veni Redemptor gentium) – Plainsong, Mode I, Einsiedeln MS., 12th cent.

PSALM 146:4-9: Plainsong, Tone IV.2

HYMN: Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune: Hyfrydol) – Rowland Hugh Prichard (1811-1887); harm. Hymnal 1982

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Veni, Domine, noli tardare – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

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

The Office of Compline for December 8, 2019

The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: O heavenly Word, eternal Light (Tune: Verbum supernum prodiens) – Plainsong, Mode 2, Nevers MS., 13th cent.

PSALM 72:1-8, 18-19: Plainsong, Tone I.1

HYMN: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Tune: Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelien) – German folk song; adapt. and harm. Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941), Gregory Bloch, and Hymnal 1982 [GB]

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Ecce Dominus veniet – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

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

The Office of Compline for December 1, 2019

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Matin Responsory – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 122: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: “Sleepers,wake!” A voice astounds us (Tune: Wachet auf) – mel. Frewdenspiegel dess ewigen Lebens, 1599; harm. Neu Leipziger Gesanbuch, 1682, and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

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

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

The Office of Compline for November 24, 2019

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: O Jesus, crowned with all renown (Tune: Kingsfold) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958); arr. Gregory Bloch

PSALMS 46: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Now thank we all our God (Tune: Nun danket alle Gott) – mel. Johann Crüger (1598-1662); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 17, 2019

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28C)

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS – Peter R. Hallock (2-part setting with handbells)

ANTHEM: Christus est Stella – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader & anthem soloist • Tyler Morse, cantor & anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for November 10, 2019

The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27C)

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 17:1-14: Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) [premiere]

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, Tone VI; harm. Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

ANTHEM: Laudem dicite Deo – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 3, 2019

The Sunday after All Saints’ Day

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

PSALM 149: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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: Melchior Franck (c. 1579-1639); ed. and arr. Robert Preston & Gregory Bloch

ANTHEM: In caelestibus regnis – Asprilio Pacelli (1570-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor