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The Office of Compline for July 8, 2018

July 8, 2018

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Joshua Haberman (b. 1982)

PSALM 123 [first performance] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound (Tune: New Britain) – arr. Richard T. Proulx (1937-2010) and Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Roger Sherman

ANTHEM: Poor wayfarin’ stranger – arr. Derek Curtis-Tilton (b. 1987)

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

The Office of Compline for July 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Phos hilaron – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)

PSALM 30 – Plainsong setting, Tone I.9

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (To you before the close of day) – Sarum Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Kevin Siegfried

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone IV; anonymous 16th cent. setting, adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998)

ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)

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

The Office of Compline for June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: ‘Phos hilaron’ from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950)

PSALM 91 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Almighty God, your word is cast like seed upon the ground (Tune: Walden) – Jane Marshall (b. 1924)

NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Sturk

ANTHEM: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium – Jacob Gallus (1550-1591)

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

The Office of Compline for June 10, 2018

June 10, 2018

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

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

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

HYMN: Out of the depths I call (Tune: Saint Bride) – Samuel Howard (1710-1782)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)

ANTHEM: ‘In pace’ from Three Latin Motets – Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

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

The Office of Compline for June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Be present, O merciful God – Roupen Shakarian (b. 1950)

PSALM 81:1-10 [premiere] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Shakarian


ANTHEM: O sing joyfully – Adrian Batten (c. 1591-c. 1637)

Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

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

PSALM 113 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

HYMN: Holy God, we praise thy Name (Tune: Grosser Gott) – mel. from Katolisches Gesangbuch, 1686; harm. Charles Winfred Douglas (1867-1944), after Conrad Kocher (1786-1872)

NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572)

ANTHEM: Let us now laud – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

The Day of Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter

ORISON: Come, thou Holy Spirit, come! – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)

PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)

HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: Come, Holy Ghost) – John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891); adapt. and harm. David Hurd (b. 1950)

NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

ANTHEM: Come, Holy Spirit – Hallock *

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

* Layne Benofsky, Joel Bevington, and Joel Matter, soloists

The Office of Compline for November 26, 2017

The Last Sunday after Pentecost

November 26, 2017

ORISON: O Jesus, crowned with all renown (Tune: Kingsfold) – English melody; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

PSALMS 82 & 150 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) and Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

HYMN: Jesus, our mighty Lord (Tune: Monks Gate) – Sussex melody; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams

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

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

Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

The Office of Compline for November 19, 2017

The 24th Sunday after Pentecost

November 19, 2017

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

PSALM 46 – Hallock

HYMN: I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath (Tune: Old 113th) – melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Hallock

NUNC DIMITTIS (2-part setting with handbells) – Hallock

ANTHEM: If we could shut the gate – Hallock *

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

* Tom Dziekonski, violin • Les Martin, organ

The Office of Compline for November 12, 2017

The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

November 12, 2017

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

PSALM 73 – 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 – James Bassi (b. 1961)

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

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, organist • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor