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The Office of Compline for June 9, 2019

The Day of Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter

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 VI; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: Come, Holy Spirit – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader & anthem soloist • Joel Bevington, cantor & anthem soloist • J. Scott Kovacs, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for June 2, 2019

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572)

ANTHEM: Ascendo ad Patrem meum – Blasius Amon (c. 1558-1590)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 26, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘Beloved, let us love one another’ from In Praise of Singing – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 67 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.5

HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: Tysk) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719; arr. Gregory Bloch

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Robert White (c. 1538-1574)

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

The Office of Compline for May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: O Light, whose beams illumine all – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

HYMN: O what their joy and their glory must be (Tune: O quanta qualia) – mel. from Antiphoner, 1681; harm. John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 12, 2019

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The God of Love my shepherd is (Tune: University)– attr. Charles Collignon (1725-1785); vs. 5 harm. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

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

HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing (Tune: Zeuch mich, zeuch mich) – mel. from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Monk (1823-1889), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

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

The Office of Compline for May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody,1544; vs. 2 harm. Hymnal 1940; vs. 4 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

PSALM 33:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (Tune: Truro) – Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; vs. 5 harm. Harvey Grace

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V; harm. Vicente Ripollés (1867-1943)

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

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

The Office of Compline for April 28, 2019

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 118:14-24, 28-29 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

HYMN: We walk by faith, and not by sight (Tune: Saint Botolph) – Gordon Slater (1896-1979)

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 21, 2019

Easter Day

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

PSALM 114 – Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: Victimae Paschali laudes) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?) and Christ the Lord is risen again (Tune: Christ ist erstanden) – mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1533; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

Tyler Morse, Joel Bevington, Layne Benofsky, and Gregory Bloch, Quartet (Handl)

The Office of Compline for May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

The Day of Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter

ORISON: Come, thou Holy Spirit, come! – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

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

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Come, Holy Ghost) – John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891); adapt. and harm. David Hurd (b. 1950)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

ANTHEM: Come, Holy Spirit – Hallock *

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

* Layne Benofsky, Joel Bevington, and Joel Matter, soloists

The Office of Compline for May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

PROCESSIONAL: O clap your hands – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; arr. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

ANTHEM: Viri Galilaei – William Byrd (1543-1623)

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