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 April 24, 2022

The Second Sunday of Easter

ORISON: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Tune: PUER NOBIS) – mel. from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); harm. George R. Woodward (1848-1934)

PSALM 118:14-24, 28-29 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: We walk by faith, and not by sight (Tune: SAINT BOTOLPH) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

NUNC DIMITTIS – John Munday (c. 1555-1630)

ANTHEM: Sermone blando angelus – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 17, 2022

The Feast of the Resurrection: Easter Day

PROCESSIONAL: Easter Canticle – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 114 – Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody,1544; vs. 2 harm. Hymnal 1940; vs. 3 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Haec est dies – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 10, 2022

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: Domine, ne longe facias – Plainsong, Mode VII

PSALM 22:1-11 – Plainsong, Tone IV.1

RESPOND: In manus tuas – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

HYMN: O sacred head, sore wounded (Tune: HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN) – Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612); adapt. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Lamentations – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 3, 2022

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Judica me Deus – Plainsong, Mode IV

PSALM 126 – Plainsong, Tone I.9

HYMN: Drop, drop, slow tears (Tune: SONG 46) – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Osbert Parsley (c. 1511-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for March 27, 2022

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Laetare Jerusalem – Plainsong, Mode V

PSALM 32 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Kind Maker of the world (Tune: A LA VENUE DE NOËL) – mel. from Fleurs des noels, 1535

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Media vita in morte sumus – Pierre de Manchicourt (c. 1510-1564)

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

The Office of Compline for March 20, 2022

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Oculi mei – Plainsong, Mode VII

PSALM 63:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: SOUTHWELL) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940; fauxbourdon harm. by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for March 13, 2022

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Reminiscere miserationum tuarum – Plainsong, Mode IV

PSALM 27:10-18 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: ACH BLEIB BEI UNS) – mel. Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654); harm. Seth Calvisius (1556-1615)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 6, 2022

The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Invocabit me – Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Tune: SAINT FLAVIAN) – mel. from Day’s Psalter, 1562; harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901) and Giles Farnaby (c. 1563-1640), adapt.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

ANTHEM: In jejunio et fletu – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • David Gary, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 27, 2022

The Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: How bright appears the Morning Star (Tune: WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET) – composite; arr. Gregory Bloch

PSALM 99 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7

HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: IBIS) – mel. Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies ejus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 20, 2022

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 33:12-22 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: God is love (Tune: UBI CARITAS [MURRAY]) – A. Gregory Murray (1905-1992)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986); arr. men’s voices by Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Derek Tilton, cantor