The Office of Compline for August 6, 2017

Date: August 6, 2017

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Feast of the Transfiguration

ORISON: Hear, O Lord, Hear My Prayer – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

PSALM 24 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath (Tune: OLD 113TH) – melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Peter R. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS: harmonized setting by Arthur Wills (b. 1926)

ANTHEM: O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 30, 2017

Date: July 30, 2017

Church Calendar notation: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Round Me Falls the Night – melody by A. Drese, [d. 1701], harmonizations by S. S. Wesley (1810-1876), Henry Ley (1887-1962), J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 15 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Before the Ending of the Day) – Orlando di Lasso (1532 – 1594), Tone VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous setting from the Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)

ANTHEM: In Pace – John Sheppard (1515-1558)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 23, 2017

July 23, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Scandinavian melody; adapt. and arr. Derek Curtis-Tilton (b. 1987)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Junkinsmith

ANTHEM: ‘In pace’ from Three Latin Motets – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 16, 2017

July 16, 2017

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Maker of all things, God most high – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 65 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: Tysk) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

ANTHEM: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium – Jacob Handl (1551-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for July 9, 2017

July 9, 2017

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Be present, O merciful God – Roupen Shakarian (b. 1950)

PSALM 145 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Shakarian


ANTHEM: Steal away to Jesus – African-American Spiritual; arr. Dale Adelmann (b. 1961)

Jason Anderson, director & organist • Joel Matter, reader • Jeremy Matheis, associate conductor & cantor

The Office of Compline for July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: ‘Phos hilaron’ from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950)

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

HYMN: Christ, mighty Savior, light of all creation (Tune: Mighty Savior) – David Hurd (b. 1950)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Sturk

ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

The Office of Compline for June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Phos hilaron – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 97 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Sarum chant, Mode VIII; harm. Siegfried

NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous 16th cent. setting, Tone IV; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

ANTHEM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – African-American Spiritual; arr. Brian Fairbanks (b. 1968)

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

The Office of Compline for June 18, 2017

Date: June 18, 2017

Church Calendar notation: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O Gladsome Light (Tune: Le Cantique de Siméon) – melody Louis Bourgeois (1510-1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

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

HYMN: Our Father, by whose name all fatherhood is known – (Tune: Rhosymedre) – John David Edwards (1805-1885); arr. Gregory Bloch, after Ralph Vaughn Williams

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. anonymous 16th Century composer

ANTHEM: O Give Thanks Unto the Lord – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Jeremy Matheis, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

**Please note Jason Anderson will be back directing the choir next Sunday, June 25.

The Office of Compline for June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O lux beata Trinitas – Ronald Arnatt (b. 1930)

PSALM 111 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: O holy Splendor of eternal light (Tune: Coolinge) – Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907-1991)

NUNC DIMITTIS – James Bassi (b. 1961)

ANTHEMS: Libera nos II – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558) and O beata Trinitas – Jacob Handl (1551-1591)

Jason Anderson, director & organist • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, associate director & cantor

The Office of Compline for June 4, 2017

Construction continues at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Four windows along the north wall have been removed. Soon, they will be replaced with new, energy-efficient windows. The absence of windows has made the cathedral ‘open air’, with road noise from I-5 and nearby streets invading. We know this negatively impacts those who listen via Classical KING FM 98.1 and those who hear us via internet streams and podcasts. We are told we should be able to return to our usual Compline corner in mid- to late-August. Thank you for your patience during construction.

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June 4, 2017

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis

ANTHEM: Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor