The Office of Compline for April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist

ORISON: O Way, through whom our souls draw near – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALMS 2 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 & Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. for men’s voices by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Come, pure hearts, in joyful measure (Tune: Alles ist an Gottes Segen) – mel. att. Johann Balthasar König, alt; harm. Johan Löhner (1645-1705), after chorale version by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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

ANTHEM: Deus, qui beatum Marcum – Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1550-1612)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The Lord is my Shepherd – Bobby McFerrin (b. 1950)

PSALM 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Jesus, our mighty Lord (Tune: Monk’s Gate) – Sussex folk melody, adapt. and arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

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

ANTHEM: The Good Shepherd – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: This joyful Eastertide (Tune: Vruechten) – mel. from Psalmen, 1685; harm. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

PSALMS 134 & 4 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Jesus lives! (Tune: Saint Albinus) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Tyler A. Morse (b. 1990)

ANTHEM: Christus surrexit – Jacob Handl (1550-1591) *

The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, presider Ÿ Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

* Quartet in anthem: Tyler Morse and Joel Bevington, altos  • Arvind Narayanan and Gregory Bloch, tenors

The Office of Compline for April 8, 2018 — Updated Audio!

Corrected media file — sorry for the confusion!

April 8, 2018

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 133 – Setting based on a theme from Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990); adapt. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Alleluia! O sons and daughters, let us sing (Tune: O filii et filiae) – melody from Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noels, 1623 *

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

* Jeremy Matheis & Thomas Adams, soloists

The Office of Compline for April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018

Easter Day

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

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

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

ANTHEM: Salvation is created – Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944); arr. for men’s voices by Vladimir Morosan

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

† Soloists in processional: Joel Matter and Layne Benofsky

The Office of Compline for March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: The royal banners forward go (Tune: Vexilla Regis prodeunt) – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474)

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

PSALM 22:1-18 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

RESPOND: In manus tuas (Setting I) – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558); ed. Simon R. Hill

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: ‘Psalm 51’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Elzéar Genet [Carpentras] (ca. 1470-1548)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: Southwell) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940

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

PSALM 13 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (a5) – Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger (c. 1575-1628)

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

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