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The Office of Compline for February 23, 2020

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I, Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.

PSALMS 2 & 150 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.3 and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Songs of thankfulness and praise (Tune: Salzburg) – mel. Jakob Hintze (1622-1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

ANTHEM: O nata lux – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist •Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 16, 2020

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: ‘Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 119:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Book of books, our people’s strength (Tune: Liebster Jesu) – mel. Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Dana Marsh (b. 1956)

ANTHEM: Beati quorum via – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924); arr. Richard Barnes

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 9, 2020

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Help us, O Lord, to learn (Tune: Saint Ethelwald) – William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

PSALM 112:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone I.7

HYMN: Eternal light, shine in my heart (Tune: Jacob) – Jane Manton Marshall (1924-2019), alt.

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

ANTHEM: He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

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

The Office of Compline for January 26, 2020

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: The people who in darkness walked (Tune: Dundee) – mel. The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)

PSALM 27:1-13 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say (Tune: The Third Tune) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Surge, illuminare – William Byrd (1543-1623)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

The Office of Compline for January 19, 2020

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: God of mercy, God of grace (Tune: Lucerna Laudoniae) – David Evans (1874-1948)

PSALM 40:1-12: Plainsong, Tone II.1

HYMN: Jesus, priceless treasure (Tune: Jesu, meine Freude) – Johann Cruger (1598-1662), alt., and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VIII; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: ‘Agnus Dei’ from Mass for Four Voices – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for January 12, 2020

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries (Tune: This Endris Nyght) – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)

PSALM 29: Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: When Christ’s appearing was made known (Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr) – melody from Geistliche Lieder, 1543; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), alt.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)

ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse, anthem soloist

The Office of Compline for January 5, 2020

The Eve of the Epiphany

PROCESSION: How bright appears the Morning Star (Tune: Wie schön leuchtet) – mel. att. Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608); arr. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

PSALM 96 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Brightest and best of the stars of the morning (Tune: Morning Star) – James Proctor Harding (1850–1911)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: Marilyn): Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

ANTHEMS:
Magi veniunt ab Oriente – Jacob Clemens non Papa (c. 1510-c. 1555)
The Three Kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874); arr. Ivor Atkins (1869-1953)
and Jason Anderson (b. 1976)

Jason Anderson, director & baritone soloist • Joel Matter, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 3, 2019

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: O wondrous type! O vision fair (Tune: Aeterne Rex altissime) – Plainsong, Mode I, Zisterzienser Hymnar, 14th cent.

PSALMS 99 – Plainsong, Tone VII.7

HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: Ibis) – melody Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. Matteo Palotta (1680-1758)

ANTHEM: O nata lux – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

The Office of Compline for February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Sarum plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Thomas Tallis

NUNC DIMITTIS – John Mundy [Munday] (1555-1630)

ANTHEM (see GREEN BOOK): He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

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

The Office of Compline for February 17, 2019

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Compline Choir was joined by the Senior Choristers of the Saint Mark’s Choir School, Rebekah Gilmore, director. Together, they offered the office of Compline under the direction of Jason Anderson and Rebekah Gilmore. This joint partnership occurs every two years.

ORISON: ‘The Pure in Heart,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes (b. 1958)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Blest are the pure in heart (Tune: Franconia) – Johann Balthasar König (1691-1758); adapt. and harm. William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)

NUNC DIMITTIS from Evening Service in G – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

ANTHEM: ‘The Peacemakers,’ from Beatitudes – Patrick Hawes

Rebekah Gilmore & Jason Anderson, directors • John Stuntebeck, pianist & organist

Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor & soloist