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The Office of Compline for March 17, 2019

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word (Tune: Jesu dulcedo cordium) – Plainsong, Mode II; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: All who love and serve your city (Tune: Charlestown) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1865; harm. Alastair Cassels-Brown (1927-2001), alt.; vs. 3 reharm. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 27:10-18 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.1

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

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

The Office of Compline for March 10, 2019

March 10, 2019 • The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Purge me, O Lord, from all my sin – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

HYMN: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Tune: Saint Flavian) – mel. from Day’s Psalter, 1562; harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901) and Giles Farnaby (c. 1563-1640), adapt.

PSALM 91:1-2, 9-16 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Miserere mei Deus (vs. 1-10 with Gloria Patri– Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: ‘Psalm 51’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Elzéar Genet [Carpentras] (ca. 1470-1548)

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

The Office of Compline for February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Richard de Castre’s Prayer to Jesus – Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938); arr. for men’s voices by Vernon Nicodemus

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

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

NUNC DIMITTIS:  Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacobus Arcadelt (c. 1504 – c. 1567)

Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

–Thanks to KING FM for this week’s audio.

The Office of Compline for February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018

The First Sunday in Lent

During the season of Lent, the Compline Choir is using a slightly re-ordered setting of the office of Compline. This setting places the Confession and Absolution of Sin nearer the beginning of the and switches the placement of the Psalm and Office Hymn. We will return to our usual order of service on Easter Day.

ORISON: Remember, O thou man – Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-c. 1635)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II

PSALM 32 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Emendemus in melius – Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)

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

The Office of Compline for April 2, 2017

April 2, 2017

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Kind Maker of the world, O hear the fervent prayer (Tune: A LA VENUE DE NOËL) – melody from Fleurs des noels, 1535

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 130 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for March 26, 2017

March 26, 2017

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Wilt thou forgive that sin, where I begun (Tune: Donne) – mel. John Hilton (1599-1657), alt.

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Costanzo Festa (c. 1485/1490-1545)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis and The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, readers • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord, who throughout these forty days (Tune: Saint Flavian) – mel. from Day’s Psalter, 1562; adapt. and harm. Richard Redhead (1820-1901)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 95 – Plainsong, Tone IV.5

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Osbert Parsley (c. 1511-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for March 12, 2017

March 12, 2017

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: Southwell) – from Daman’s Psalter, 1579; adapt. Hymnal 1940; fauxbourdon harm. by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 121* – H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah Juan de Lienas (c. 1617-1654)

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

* Tyler Morse & Cameron Mousighi, soloists

The Office of Compline for March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017

The First Sunday in Lent

NOTE: During the season of Lent, on a trial basis, the Compline Choir is using a slightly re-ordered version of the office of Compline. This version places the Confession and Absolution of Sin nearer the beginning of the service and switches the placement of the Psalm and Office Hymn. This is not a permanent change and the Compline Choir will re-evaluate use of the version after Lent.

ORISON*: The Truth from Above – Herefordshire Carol, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: Christe, qui Lux es et dies) – Plainsong, Mode II; Mainlander Hymnen, 15th cent.

PSALM 32 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM**: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • Page Smith, violoncellist William Turnipseed, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

*Tyler Morse, alto soloist • James Wilcox, baritone soloist

**Tyler Morse, alto soloist • Layne Benofsky, tenor soloist