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

The Office of Compline for November 25, 2018

November 25, 2018

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

ORISON: ‘Psalm 95’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALMS 93 and 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

HYMN: Judge eternal, throned in splendor (Tune: Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens) – melody from Neu-vermehrtes und zu Ubung Christl. Gottseligkeit eingerichtetes Meiningisches Gesangbuch, 1693

NUNC DIMITTIS: Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor • Bill Turnipseed, organist

The Office of Compline for November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018

The 26th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28B)

ORISON: Now thank we all our God (Tune: Nun danket alle Gott) – mel. Johann Cruger (1598-1662); harm. William Monk (1823-1889), after Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

PSALM 16 – Plainsong, Tone II.2 and Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: For the beauty of the earth (Tune: Lucerna Laudoniae) – David Evans (1874-1948)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VIII; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: i thank You God for most this amazing day – Tyler A. Morse (b. 1990)

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

The Office of Compline for November 11, 2018

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost
ORISON: Holy is the true light – William H. Harris
PSALM 115 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Lord, make us servants of your peace (Tune: DICKINSON COLLEGE) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)
ANTHEM: Blow ye the trumpet – Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)

Jason Anderson, director & accompanist • Tyler Morse, reader • Kenneth V. Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 4, 2018

November 4, 2018

The Sunday after All Saints’ Day

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 24 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: Let saints on earth in concert sing (Tune: Dundee) – melody from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

NUNC DIMITTIS for double choir– Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: Christus est Stella – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse & Joel Matter, anthem soloists