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The Office of Compline for June 9, 2024

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: God is here! (Tune: EVERTON) – Henry Thomas Smart (1813-1879)

PSALM 65 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Lord, it belongs not to my care (Tune: SAINT HUGH) – Edward John Hopkins (1818-1901)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Erin Aas (b. 1972)

ANTHEM: ‘Gloria,’ from Mass for Four Voices – Thomas Tallis

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

The Office of Compline for May 26, 2024

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

ORISON: O Trinity of blessed Light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

PSALM 99 – Patricia Van Ness (b. 1951)

HYMN: Round the Lord in glory seated (Tune: RUSTINGTON) – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965)

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

Jason Anderson, director & cantor • Tyler Morse, reader 

The Office of Compline for May 19, 2024

Whitsunday: The Day of Pentecost

ORISON: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

PSALM 104:24-35 – David Hurd (b. 1950)

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS)– Plainsong, Mode VII

NUNC DIMITTIS – John Munday (c. 1555-1630)

ANTHEM: Come down, O Love divine – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 26, 2023

The Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ

ORISON: ‘Psalm 95’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)

PSALM 95 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: Now thank we all our God (Tune: NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT) – mel. Johann Crüger (1598-1662); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Academic Hymnal, 1899, and Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Melchior Franck (c. 1579-1639); ed. Robert Preston & Gregory Bloch

ANTHEM: Great Lord of lords – Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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

A note about the audio quality this week: St. Mark’s Cathedral experienced a power outage shortly before the service this last Sunday, therefore our usual recording and streaming equipment were unusable. A resourceful member of the choir not only managed to record the service on his phone, but stream that live on our YouTube channel as well. Thank you, Greg!

The Office of Compline for November 19, 2023

The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

PSALMS 134 & 4 – Peter R. Hallock

HYMN: I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (Tune: OLD 113TH) – Melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS (2-part with bells) – Peter R. Hallock

ANTHEM: A Hymn for an Anonymous Musician [World Premiere] – Erin Aas (b. 1972)

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

The Office of Compline for November 12, 2023

The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: O day of God, draw nigh (Tune: SAINT MICHAEL) – Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1561); harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

PSALM 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Rejoice, rejoice, believers and let your lights appear (Tune: LLANGLOFFAN) – mel. from Hymnau a Thonau er Gwasanaeth yr Eglwys yng Nghymru, 1865; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

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

ANTHEM: Audivi vocem de caelo – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 29, 2023

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Slowly the rays of daylight fade – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 1 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: The eternal gifts of Christ the King (Tune: AETERNA CHRISTI MUNERA) – Plainsong, Mode VII

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone III.4

ANTHEM: ‘Õnnis on inimene’ from Taaveti laul – Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962); arr. for men’s voices by Gregory W. Bloch (b. 1977)

Jason Anderson, director • J. Scott Kovacs, reader • Theo Floor, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 22, 2023

The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 96 – Plainsong, Tone V.1

HYMN: I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest” (Tune: THE THIRD TUNE) – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Elway Bevin (c. 1555-1638)

ANTHEM: The Road Home (Tune: PROSPECT) – adapt. Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Ken Peterson, cantor

The Office of Compline for October 15, 2023

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Maker of all things, God most high – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)

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

HYMN: The King of love my Shepherd is (Tune: SAINT COLUMBA) – Irish melody; stzs. 1-5 harm. Hymnal 1940; stz. 6 harm. Peter R. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Anon. 16th cent. composer

ANTHEM: O bone Jesu – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

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

The Office of Compline for October 8, 2023

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Dedication – Joshua Haberman (b. 1982)

PSALM 80:7-14 – Plainsong, Tone IV.4

HYMN: As those of old their first fruits brought (Tune: FOREST GREEN) – English mel.; adapt. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Arthur Wills (1926-2020)

ANTHEM: Descendi in hortum nucum – Giovannia Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor