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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

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