The Office of Compline for March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019 • The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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.

PSALM 91:1-2, 9-16 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Miserere mei Deus (vs. 1-10 with Gloria Patri– Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

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

The Office of Compline for March 3, 2019

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I, Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.

PSALMS 99 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. Matteo Palotta (1680-1758)

ANTHEM: O nata lux – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 33:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Sarum plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Thomas Tallis

NUNC DIMITTIS – John Mundy [Munday] (1555-1630)

ANTHEM (see GREEN BOOK): He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Compline Choir was joined by the Senior Choristers of the Saint Mark’s Choir School, Rebekah Gilmore, director. Together, they offered the office of Compline under the direction of Jason Anderson and Rebekah Gilmore. This joint partnership occurs every two years.

ORISON: ‘The Pure in Heart,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes (b. 1958)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Blest are the pure in heart (Tune: Franconia) – Johann Balthasar König (1691-1758); adapt. and harm. William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

NUNC DIMITTIS from Evening Service in G – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

ANTHEM: ‘The Peacemakers,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes

Rebekah Gilmore & Jason Anderson, directors • John Stuntebeck, pianist & organist

Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor & soloist

The Office of Compline for February 10, 2019

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Rest) – Frederick Charles Maker (1844-1927)

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

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

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

ANTHEM: Look down, O Lord – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

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

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