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The Office of Compline for March 22, 2020

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare

ORISON: Now as the troubled day departs – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 23 (Setting I) – Peter R. Hallock

OFFICE HYMN 44: To you before the close of day (Tune: Te lucis ante terminum) – Plainsong, Mode VIII, Antiphonale Sarisburiense, vol. II.

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger (c. 1575-1628)

The Office of Compline for March 15, 2020

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: O Holy Spirit, by whose breath, life rises (Tune: Veni Creator Spiritus)– Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 91 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: All who love and serve your city (Tune: Charlestown) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Alastair Cassels-Brown (1927-2001), alt., and Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

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

The Office of Compline for March 8, 2020

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Reminiscere miserationum tuarum – Plainsong, Mode IV

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

HYMN: What wondrous love is this (Tune: Wondrous Love) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

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

Tyler Morse & Gregory Bloch, Psalm soloists

The Office of Compline for March 1, 2020

The First Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Invocabit me – Plainsong, Mode VIII

PSALM 32 – Plainsong, Tone III.4

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: In jejunio et fletu – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

The Office of Compline for April 7, 2019

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise (Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr) – mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1543; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

HYMN: Kind Maker of the world (Tune: A la venue de Noël) – mel. from Fleurs des noels, 1535

PSALM 126 – Plainsong, Tone I.9

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

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

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

The Office of Compline for March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare

ORISON: Drop, drop, slow tears (Tune: Song 46) – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

HYMN: A Hymne to God the Father – Thomas Joyce

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

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6

ANTHEM: Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah – Peter R. Hallock
Tyler Morse, alto soloist •Arvind Narayanan, tenor soloist

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor • Page Smith, cellist

The Office of Compline for March 24, 2019

The Third Sunday in Lent

ORISON: What wondrous love is this (Tune: Wondrous Love) – mel. from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010)

HYMN: As longs the deer for cooling streams (Tune: Martyrdom) – mel. Hugh Wilson (1766-1824); harm. Robert Smith (1780-1829), Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943), and The American Vocalist, 1849

PSALM 63:1-8 – Plainsong, Tone II.1

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1

ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Claudin de Sermisy (c. 1490-1562)

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

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