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The Office of Compline for December 15, 2019

The Third Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Redeemer of the nations, come (Tune:Veni Redemptor gentium) – Plainsong, Mode I, Einsiedeln MS., 12th cent.

PSALM 146:4-9: Plainsong, Tone IV.2

HYMN: Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune: Hyfrydol) – Rowland Hugh Prichard (1811-1887); harm. Hymnal 1982

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Veni, Domine, noli tardare – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for December 8, 2019

The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: O heavenly Word, eternal Light (Tune: Verbum supernum prodiens) – Plainsong, Mode 2, Nevers MS., 13th cent.

PSALM 72:1-8, 18-19: Plainsong, Tone I.1

HYMN: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Tune: Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelien) – German folk song; adapt. and harm. Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941), Gregory Bloch, and Hymnal 1982 [GB]

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Ecce Dominus veniet – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

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

The Office of Compline for December 1, 2019

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Matin Responsory – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 122: Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: “Sleepers,wake!” A voice astounds us (Tune: Wachet auf) – mel. Frewdenspiegel dess ewigen Lebens, 1599; harm. Neu Leipziger Gesanbuch, 1682, and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Audivi vocem de coelo – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for December 10, 2017

December 10, 2017

The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Comfort, comfort ye my people (Tune: Psalm 42) – melody by Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

PSALM 85:7-13 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman

ANTHEM: Ecce Dominus veniet – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

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

The Office of Compline for December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Prepare the way, O Zion (Tune: Bereden Väg för Herran) – mel. from Then Swenska Psalmboken, 1697; harm. Koralbok för Svenska Kyrkan, 1939, alt.

PSALM 80:1-7, 16-18 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

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

NUNC DIMITTIS – Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

ANTHEM: Creator of the stars of night (Tune: Conditor alme siderum) – Plainsong, Mode IV; arr. Michael Burkhardt (b. 1957)

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

William Turnipseed, organist • Mel Butler, violist