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 August 4, 2019

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13C)

Bon Voyage Compline Service

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

PSALMS 119:17-24 – Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

HYMN: Ye that know the Lord is gracious (Tune: Hyfrydol) – Rowland Huw Prichard (1811-1887)

NUNC DIMITTIS from Magdalen Service – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

ANTHEM: Their sound is gone out – Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Michael Kleinschmidt, organist • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 28, 2019

July 28, 2019 • The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12C) 

ORISON: Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tune: Tallis’s Canon) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 101 (Coverdale) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, where’er thy people meet (Tune: Wareham) – William Knapp (1698-1768); harm. Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875

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

ANTHEM: I will meditate – Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Greg Bloch, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 21, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11C)

ORISON: Christ is the world’s true light (Tune: Nun danket) – mel. Johann Crüger; harm. Felix MendelssohnPSALM 78:1-13 – Plainchant, Tone I.1

HYMN: The kingdom of God is justice and joy (Tune: Paderborn) – German folk melody, Gesangbuch, 1765; arr. Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk

ANTHEM: ‘Magnificat’ from The Evening Service – Sturk

William Turnipseed, director • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 14, 2019

July 14, 2019 • The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10C)

ORISON: O thou who camest from above (Tune: Hereford) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

PSALM 106:1-12 – John Fenstermaker (b. 1942)

HYMN: Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth (Tune: Old 104th) – mel. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1590-1633); harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The First Fauxbourdon Service – Philip Moore (b. 1943)

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

Jason Anderson, director & organist • Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 7, 2019

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9C)

ORISON: The Lord will come and not be slow (Tune: Saint Stephen [Newington]) – William Jones (1726-1800)

PSALM 89:1-9 (Coverdale) – David Hurd (b. 1950)

HYMN: Through all the changing scenes of life (Tune: Wiltshire) – George Thomas Smart (1776-1867)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: ‘Gloria’ from Mass for Four Voices – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for June 30, 2019

The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8C)

ORISON: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: Commandments) – Loys Bourgeois (c. 1510-1559)

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

HYMN: God of mercy, God of grace (Tune: Heathlands) – Henry Smart (1813-1879)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Fauxbourdon setting, Tone I – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

ANTHEM: ‘Sanctus’ from Mass for Four Voices – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 16, 2019

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O lux beata Trinitas – Ronald Arnatt (b. 1930)

PSALM 104:1-10 – Anglican Chant setting by David Hurd (b. 1950)

HYMN: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Tune: Grosser Gott) – mel. from Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1686; harm. Charles Winfred Douglas (1867-1944), after Conrad Kocher (1786-1872); vs. 4 harm. Rejoice in the Lord, 1985

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

ANTHEM: Let us now laud and magnify with music – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for June 9, 2019

The Day of Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter

ORISON: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

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

ANTHEM: Come, Holy Spirit – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader & anthem soloist • Joel Bevington, cantor & anthem soloist • J. Scott Kovacs, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for June 2, 2019

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572)

ANTHEM: Ascendo ad Patrem meum – Blasius Amon (c. 1558-1590)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 26, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘Beloved, let us love one another’ from In Praise of Singing – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 67 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.5

HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: Tysk) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719; arr. Gregory Bloch

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Robert White (c. 1538-1574)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor