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.

December 2, 2018

The First Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Matin Responsory – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
PSALM 25:1-9 – Plainsong, Tone IV.2
HYMN: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune: STUTTGART) – mel. From Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; adapt. and harm. William Havergal (1793-1870), alt.
NUNC DIMITTIS – Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
ANTHEM: Sive vigilem – William Mundy (c. 1529-1591)
Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Arvind Narayanan, cantor

November 11, 2018

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: Holy is the true light – William H. Harris
PSALM 115 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Lord, make us servants of your peace (Tune: DICKINSON COLLEGE) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone II; harm. John Holmes (d. 1629)
ANTHEM: Blow ye the trumpet – Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Jason Anderson, director & accompanist • Tyler Morse, reader • Kenneth V. Peterson, cantor

November 4, 2018

The Sunday after All Saints’ Day

ORISON: Bring us, O Lord God – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
PSALM 24 – Peter R. Hallock
HYMN: Let saints on earth in concert sing (Tune: DUNDEE) – melody from The CL Psalmes of David, 1615; harm. Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1592-c. 1635)
NUNC DIMITTIS for double choir– Peter R. Hallock
ANTHEM: Christus est Stella – Peter R. Hallock
Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse & Joel Matter, anthem soloists

October 7, 2018

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

ORISON: ‘Seigneur, je vous en prie’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
PSALM 8 – Plainsong, Tone V.2
HYMN: Most High, omnipotent, good Lord (Tune: LUKKASON) – Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6
ANTHEMS: ‘Tout puissant, trés saint, trés haut’ and ‘O mes très chers frères’ from Quatre petites prières de Saint-François d’Assise – Francis Poulenc
Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor • Arvind Narayanan, soloist in second anthem

September 23, 2018

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20B)

PSALM 54 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
HYMN: Lord, whose love through humble service (Tune: SAINT HELENA) – Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tonus peregrinus; harm. William Byrd (c. 1543-1623)
ANTHEM: O bone Jesu – Alonso de Tejeda (c. 1540-1628)
Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Joel Bevington, pianist for hymn

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