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 February 3, 2019

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Now as the troubled day departs – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: God, that madest earth and heaven (Tune: Ar hyd y nos) – Welsh melody; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Ernest Bullock (1890-1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Thomas Morley (1557/1558-1602)

ANTHEM: What Hand Divine – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor • Page Smith, violoncello

The Office of Compline for January 27, 2019

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. Johann Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Palmer (1846-1926) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 19:7-14 – Plainsong, Tone III.6

HYMN: O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Tune: Munich) – harm. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 20, 2019

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Tune: Salzburg) – mel. Jakob Hintze (1622-1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 36:5-10 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: All praise to you, O Lord (Tune: Carlisle) – Charles Lockhart (1745-1815)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting from The Lumley Books, c. 1547-1552

ANTHEM: Tribus miraculis – Luca Marenzio (1560-1599)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 13, 2019

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 89:1, 2, 20-29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Christ, when for us you were baptized (Tune: Caithness) – melody from The Psalmes of David in Prose and Meeter, 1635; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting from The Lumley Books, c. 1547-1552

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor & anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019

The Epiphany

ORISON: What child is this (Tune: Greensleeves) – English melody; harm. Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871, alt.

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

HYMN: In the bleak mid-winter (Tune: Cranham) – Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

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

ANTHEM:      Reges Tharsis et Insulae– William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

                        The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874); arr. Ivor Atkins (1869-1953) and Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson, director & anthem soloist • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 30, 2018

The First Sunday after Christmas Day

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

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

HYMN: It came upon the midnight clear (Tune: Noel) – English melody; adapt. Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

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

ANTHEMS:        Lullay my liking – Peter R. Hallock
Born on a New Day – John David (b. 1946); arr. Peter Knight (1917-1985)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 23, 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

PROCESSIONAL: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel) – Plainsong, Mode I, from Processionale, 15th cent.; arr. and harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

CANTICLE – The Song of Mary – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1 (Solemn)

HYMN: Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming (Tune: Es ist ein Ros) – melody from Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1599; arr. Tyler A. Morse (b. 1990)

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

ANTHEM: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging – German folksong, from Eichsfeld nach Haxthausen, 1850; arr. Philip Lawson (b. 1957)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

The Third Sunday of Advent

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

CANTICLE – The First Song of Isaiah – Plainsong, Tone VII.3 and Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (Tune: Winchester New) – Bartholomäus Crasselius (1667-1724), Harvey Grace (1874-1944), and William H. Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Rorate caeli desuper – Peter R. Hallock

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

Layne Benofsky and Tyler Morse, anthem soloists

The Office of Compline for December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Creator of the stars of night (Tune: Conditor alme siderum) – Plainsong, Mode IV

CANTICLE – The Song of Zechariah – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Tune: Merton) – William Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman

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

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

The Office of Compline for December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018

The First Sunday of Advent

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

PSALM 25:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone IV.2

HYMN: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune: Stuttgart) – mel. From Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adapt. and harm. William Havergal (1793-1870), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Sive vigilem – William Mundy (c. 1529-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor