Compline Service

Compline Service

For nearly 50 years, you’ve tuned to KING FM for the Office of Compline, a Gregorian chant service held every Sunday night at St. Mark’s Cathedral. Now you can hear this beautiful, meditative music anytime you want, right here. Tune in every Sunday at 9:30pm for our live Compline broadcast.

May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: O Light, whose beams illumine all – M. Searle Wright (1918-2004)
PSALM 84 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: O what their joy and their glory must be (Tune: O QUANTA QUALIA) – mel. from Antiphoner, 1681; harm. John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
ANTHEM: Ubi caritas – Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

May 12, 2019

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: The God of Love my shepherd is (Tune: UNIVERSITY)– attr. Charles Collignon (1725-1785); vs. 5 harm. Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
PSALM 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Who are these like stars appearing (Tune: ZEUCH MICH, ZEUCH MICH) – mel. from Geistreiches Gesang-buch, 1698; harm. William Monk (1823-1889), alt.
NUNC DIMITTIS – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
ANTHEM: The Good Shepherd – Alice Parker (b. 1925)
Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday of Easter

ORISON: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: GAUDEAMUS PARITER) – Medieval Bohemian Carol Melody, 1544; vs. 2 harm. Hymnal 1940; vs. 4 harm. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)
PSALM 33:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (Tune: TRURO) – Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; vs. 5 harm. Harvey Grace
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone V; harm. Vicente Ripollés (1867-1943)
ANTHEM: Cпасение coдeлaл (Salvation is created) – Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944); arr. for men’s voices by Vladimir Morosan
Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

April 21, 2019

Easter Day

PROCESSIONAL: Easter Canticle – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)
PSALM 114 – Plainsong setting, Tonus peregrinus
HYMN: Christians to the Paschal victim (Tune: VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES) – Plainsong, Mode I; melody att. Wigbert (d. 1050?) and Christ the Lord is risen again (Tune: CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN) – mel. from Geistliche Lieder, 1533; harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)
ANTHEM: Christus surrexit – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor
Tyler Morse, Joel Bevington, Layne Benofsky, and Gregory Bloch, Quartet (Handl)

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

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

March 11, 2018

The Fourth Sunday in Lent: LAETARE

The service began with the blessing of the Compline Window, given to the glory of God and in memory of Peter R. Hallock.
ORISON: Laetare Jerusalem – Plainchant, Mode V
HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II
PSALM 48 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6
ANTHEM: Of the Lord’s mercies – Erin Aas (b. 1974)

The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, VIII Bishop of Olympia
The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, Dean & Rector of Saint Mark’s Cathedral
Mr. Michael Kleinschmidt, Canon Musician of Saint Mark’s Cathedral
Dr. Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor • William Turnipseed, organist

February 24, 2019

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
PSALM 33:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Sarum plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Thomas Tallis
NUNC DIMITTIS – John Mundy [Munday] (1555-1630)
ANTHEM (see GREEN BOOK): He that hath my commandments – William Mundy (c. 1529-c. 1591)
Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Tyler Morse, cantor

February 10, 2019

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: REST) – Frederick Charles Maker (1844-1927)
PSALM 91 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
OFFICE HYMN: Before the ending of the day – Plainsong, Mode VIII; harm. Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Morley (1557/1558-1602)
ANTHEM: Look down, O Lord – William Byrd (c. 1539/1540-1623)
Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor