Compline Service

March 25, 2018

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

ORISON: The royal banners forward go (Tune: VEXILLA REGIS PRODEUNT) – Plainsong, Mode I; harm. Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474)
HYMN: Drop, drop, slow tears (Tune: SONG 46) – Orlando Gibbons (c. 1583-1625)
PSALM 22:1-18 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
RESPOND: In manus tuas (Setting I) – John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558); ed. Simon R. Hill
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone III.6
ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah (Setting I) – Thomas Tallis
Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

March 18, 2018

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

ORISON: ‘Psalm 51’ from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1925)
PSALM 51 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)
HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1
ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Elzéar Genet [Carpentras] (ca. 1470-1548)
Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Joel Bevington, 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 25, 2018

The Second Sunday in Lent

ORISON: Richard de Castre’s Prayer to Jesus – Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938); arr. for men’s voices by Vernon Nicodemus
HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II
PSALM 22:22-30 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone V.1
ANTHEM: Lamentations of Jeremiah – Jacobus Arcadelt (c. 1504 – c. 1567)
Jason Anderson, director • Vernon Nicodemus, reader • Joel Bevington, cantor

February 18, 2018

The First Sunday in Lent

During the season of Lent, the Compline Choir is using a slightly re-ordered setting of the office of Compline. This setting places the Confession and Absolution of Sin nearer the beginning of the and switches the placement of the Psalm and Office Hymn. We will return to our usual order of service on Easter Day.
ORISON: Remember, O thou man – Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-c. 1635)
HYMN: O Christ, you are both light and day (Tune: CHRISTE, QUI LUX ES ET DIES) – Plainsong, Mode II
PSALM 32 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong setting, Tone III.6
ANTHEM: Emendemus in melius – Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)
Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

February 11, 2018

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Processional Psalm for Lucernarium – Carl C. Crosier (1945-2014)
PSALM 50:1-6 [premiere] – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
HYMN: Christ upon the mountain peak (Tune: IBIS) – melody Thomas Kuras (1950-1997); harm. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Thomas Morley (1557-1602)
ANTHEM: Resplenduit facies – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Jason Anderson, director • Joel Matter, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

February 4, 2018

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (transferred)

ORISON: Virgin-born, we bow before thee (Tune: PSALM 86) – Claude Goudimel (1514-1572), alt.
PSALM 84 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: O Zion, open wide thy gates (Tune: EDMONTON) – from Harmonia Sacra, ca. 1760
NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting, Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)
ANTHEM: Senex puerum portabat – William Byrd (1543-1623)
Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor

January 28, 2018

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Blessed Jesus, at thy word we are gathered (Tune: LIEBSTER JESU) – mel. by Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673); harm. George Herbert Palmer (1846-1926) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
PSALM 57 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Jesus, Lover of my soul (Tune: ABERYSTWYTH) – Joseph Palmer (1841-1903)
NUNC DIMITTIS – Anonymous setting, Lumley Choir Books (c. 1547-1552)
ANTHEM: Domine non sum dignus – Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

January 21, 201

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

ORISON: Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: REST) – Frederick Charles Maker (1844-1927)
PSALM 62 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)
HYMN: Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult (Tune: RESTORATION) – melody from The Southern Harmony, 1835; harm. The Hymnal, 1982
NUNC DIMITTIS – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956)
ANTHEM: Ambulans Jesus – Francisco Guerrero (1527-1599)

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

January 7, 2018

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

ORISON: ‘I come,’ the great Redeemer cries THIS ENDRIS NYGHT – English melody; harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Martin Fallas Shaw (1875-1958)
PSALM 29 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)
HYMN: Christ, when for us you were baptized (Tune: CAITHNESS) – melody from The Psalmes of David in Prose and Meeter, 1635; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906
NUNC DIMITTIS – Erin Aas (b. 1974)
ANTHEM: The Baptism of Christ – Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • Thomas Adams, cantor • Tyler Morse, alto soloist