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The Office of Compline for May 9, 2021

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (Tune: Truro) – Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; vs. 5 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jason Anderson, director • David Gary, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 2, 2021

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life’, from Ten Orisons – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALMS 22:22-30 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Good Christians all, rejoice and sing! (Tune: Gelobt sei Gott) – Melchior Vulpius (c. 1560-1616); harm. Pilgrim Hymnal, 1958

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: Christ rising again – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jason Anderson, director • Scott Kovacs , reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 25, 2021

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

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

HYMN: The God of love my Shepherd is (Tune: University) – mel. attr. Charles Collignon (1725-1785); vs. 5 harm. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. 1627)

ANTHEM: Christus resurgens – Jean Richafort (c. 1480-c. 1550)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 18, 2021

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Bohemian carol; composite arr. Gregory Bloch

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

HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: Fisk of Gloucester) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

 Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco , reader • Michael Bennett, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 4, 2021

Easter Day

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

PSALM 114 – Plainsong, 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 setting, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

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

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz , reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 24, 2020

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

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

PSALM 47 – Plainsong, Tone V.2

HYMN 220: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: O Rex gloriae – Luca Marenzio (1560-1599)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 17, 2020

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

PSALM 66:1-11 – Plainsong, Gallican Tone; adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEMS:    In dieser österlichen Zeit – Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
                  If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

 Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 10, 2020

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘The Call,’ from Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

PSALMS 31:1-5, 15-16 – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.2

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

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

The Office of Compline for May 3, 2020

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The King of love my shepherd is (Tune: Saint Columba)– Irish melody; harm. The Hymnal 1940 and Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALM 23 – Plainsong setting, Tone VII.3

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Ad cenam Agni providi – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474), ed. Jason A. Anderson

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 26, 2020

The Third 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 116:1-3, 10-17 – Plainsong setting, Tone VIII.3

OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb’s high banquet called to share (Tune: Ad cenam Agni providi) – Plainsong, Mode VIII

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Christ rising again – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)

Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor