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The Office of Compline for May 29, 2022

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

Special Liturgy: Lament for Uvalde, Texas

PROCESSIONAL: O clap your hands – 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: Plainsong setting, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

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

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed , reader • Derek Tilton, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 22, 2022

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

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

HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: FISK OF GLOUCESTER) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938)

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Vern Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 15, 2022

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

PSALMS 148 – 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 setting, Mode V

ANTHEM: Jesu dulcis memoria – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 8, 2022

The Fourth Sunday of Easter: Good Shepherd Sunday

ORISON: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?)

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

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

Jeremy Matheis, director • Vern Nicodemus, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 1, 2011

The Third Sunday of Easter

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

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 (1874-1944)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone II; harm. Matteo Palotta (1688-1758)

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

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

The Office of Compline for April 24, 2022

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 – John Munday (c. 1555-1630)

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

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for April 17, 2022

The Feast of the Resurrection: Easter Day

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

PSALM 114 – Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus

HYMN: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody,1544; vs. 2 harm. Hymnal 1940; vs. 3 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

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

ANTHEM: Haec est dies – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 16, 2021

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 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

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

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

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