November 5, 2017

All Saints’ Sunday with Dedication of Vestments

The Compline Choir dedicated new vestments at the beginning of the All Saints’ Sunday Compline service. Purchase of vestments were made possibly by a $10,000 gift in memory of Peter Rasmussen Hallock (1924-2014), given by his sister Matilda Ann Hallock Milbank (1917-2015). Cassocks and surplices were custom-made by the English firm Watts & Co., London, and amices were procured from the American firm Gaspard, Inc., Brookfield, Wisconsin. As is our custom on All Saints’ Sunday, the names of deceased Compline Choir members was read aloud and a bell tolled for each at the beginning of the office.

VESTMENT DEDICATION ANTIPHON: Vidi turbam magnam – Plainsong, Mode I
ORISON: Holy is the true light – William H. Harris (1883-1973)
PSALM 149 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing? (Tune: ZEUCH MICH, ZEUCH MICH) – melody from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Henry Monk (1823-1889), alt.
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)
ANTHEM: Vidi turbam magnam (Part I) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, Joel Bevington, and Jason Anderson, cantors • Gregory Bloch, orchestra bell

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