The Office of Compline for February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Richard de Castre’s Prayer to Jesus – Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938); arr. for men’s voices by Vernon Nicodemus

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

PSALM 22:22-30 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacobus Arcadelt (c. 1504 – c. 1567)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

–Thanks to KING FM for this week’s audio.

The Office of Compline for February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018

The First Sunday in Lent

During the season of Lent, the Compline Choir is using a slightly re-ordered setting of the office of Compline. This setting places the Confession and Absolution of Sin nearer the beginning of the and switches the placement of the Psalm and Office Hymn. We will return to our usual order of service on Easter Day.

ORISON: Remember, O thou man – Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-c. 1635)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Emendemus in melius – Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 11, 2018

February 11, 2018

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Processional Psalm for Lucernarium – Carl C. Crosier (1945-2014)

PSALM 50:1-6 [premiere] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

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

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

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

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

The Office of Compline for February 4, 2018

February 4, 2018

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (transferred)

ORISON: Virgin-born, we bow before thee (Tune: Psalm 86) – Claude Goudimel (1514-1572), alt.

PSALM 84 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: O Zion, open wide thy gates (Tune: Edmonton) – from Harmonia Sacra, ca. 1760

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting, Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: Senex puerum portabat – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 28, 2018

January 28, 2018

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 57 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Tune: Aberystwyth) – Joseph Palmer (1841-1903)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting, Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: Domine non sum dignus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

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

The Office of Compline for January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

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

PSALM 62 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult (Tune: Restoration) – melody from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. The Hymnal, 1982

NUNC DIMITTIS – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Ambulans Jesus – Francisco Guerrero (1527-1599)

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

The Office of Compline for January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Jesus came, adored by angels (Tune: Lowry) – Gerald Near (b. 1942)

PSALM 139 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lord, thou hast searched me out (Tune: Tender Thought) – Kentucky Harmony, 1815

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana T. Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Domine, probasti – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) †

 

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

† Tyler Morse & Gregory Bloch, soloists

The Office of Compline for January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries 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: 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 – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse, alto soloist

The Office of Compline for December 31, 2017

December 31, 2017

The Seventh Day of Christmas

ORISON: Puer nobis nascitur – from Moosburg Gradual, c. 1355-1360; arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 147 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Of the Father’s love begotten (Tune: Divinum mysterium) – Sanctus trope, 11th cent.; adapt. Piae Cantiones, 1582

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

ANTHEMS:

  • Resonet in laudibus – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
  • Away in a manger – Normandy melody, harm. Reginald Jacques (1894-1969); arr. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
  • Gaudete * – from Piae Cantiones, 1582

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

† Kenneth V. Peterson and Joel Bevington, soloists

* Joel Matter, Ken Pendergrass, Jason Anderson, and Scott Kovacs, soloists

Derek Curtis-Tilton, Greg Bloch, and Campbell Thibo, percussion

The Office of Compline for December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017 • The Third Sunday of Advent

PROCESSION: O come, O come, Emmanuel (Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel) – Plainsong, Mode I, Processionale, 15th cent.; adapt. Thomas Helmore (1811-1890); arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

ORISON: Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) and Carl Orff (1895-1982)

PSALM 126 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Plainsong, Mode II

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

ANTHEM: Pulcherrima Rosa – from Codex Speciálník, c. 1500

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