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.

September 2, 2018

Church Calendar notation: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Round Me Falls the Night – melody by A. Drese (1620-1701); verse 1 harmonization by S.S. Wesley (1824-1899); verse 2 harmonization by Henry Ley (1887-1962); verse 3 harmonization by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
PSALM 15 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me, and Dost Know – from A. Davisson’s Kentucky Harmony (1816)
NUNC DIMITTIS: plainsong, Tone III; harm. Carolus Andreas (1550-1627)
ANTHEM: In Pace – John Sheppard (1515-1558)
Jeremy Matheis, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

August 12, 2018

Church Calendar notation: The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Blest Are the Pure in Heart – Searle Wright (1918-2004)
PSALM 34:1-8 – plainsong, Mode V.2
HYMN: Sing We of the Blessed Mother – melody: Rustington, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
NUNC DIMITTIS: setting for double choir by Charles Wood (1866-1926)
ANTHEM: Ave Maria – Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
Soloists: Joel Matter, Layne Benofsky, Tyler Morse
Jeremy Matheis, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

August 5, 2018

Church Calendar notation: The Feast of The Transfiguration

ORISON: O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair – melody and verse 3 harm. William Knapp (1698-1768); verse 2 harm. Hymns Ancient & Modern
PSALM 99 – plainsong, Mode VII
HYMN: Christ Upon the Mountain Peak – melody: IBIS, Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
NUNC DIMITTIS: setting for three voices by Charles Wood (1866-1926)
ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Jeremy Matheis, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

July 22, 2018

Saint Mary Magdalene

ORISON: O gladsome Light – Valaam Chant – arr. Deacon Sergei Trubachev (1919-1995)/William Turnipseed (b.1956)
PSALM 42:1-7 – Plainsong setting, Tone IV.5
HYMN: Mary, weep not, weep no longer (Tune: DULCE CARMEN) – attr. Michael Haydn (1731-1806)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1
ANTHEM: In nomine Jesu – Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
William Turnipseed, director • Joel Matter, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

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

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

June 24, 2018

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

A special Alumni + Compline service celebrating 62 years of the Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
ORISON: Comfort, comfort ye my people (Tune: PSAUME 42) – Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)
PSALM 85:7-13 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
HYMN: The great forerunner of the morn (Tune: THE TRUTH FROM ABOVE) – Herefordshire carol; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: MARILYN) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
ANTHEM: Peace – Peter R. Hallock
Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

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

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