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.

June 9, 2019

The Day of Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter

ORISON: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
PSALM 104:25-32, 35-37 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)
HYMN: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Tune: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS) – Plainsong, Mode VIII
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong setting, Tone VI; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627)
ANTHEM: Come, Holy Spirit – Peter R. Hallock
Jason Anderson, director • Gregory Bloch, reader & anthem soloist • Joel Bevington, cantor & anthem soloist • J. Scott Kovacs, anthem soloist

June 2, 2019

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: GEN HIMMEL AUFGEFAHREN IST) – German, 16th cent.; adapt. Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014)
PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock
HYMN: O Lord Most High, eternal King (Tune: AETERNE REX ALTISSIME) – Plainsong, Mode I
NUNC DIMITTIS – Christopher Tye (c. 1505-1572)
ANTHEM: Ascendo ad Patrem meum – Blasius Amon (c. 1558-1590)
Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

May 26, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

ORISON: ‘Beloved, let us love one another’ from In Praise of Singing – Alice Parker (b. 1925)
PSALM 67 – Plainsong, Tone VIII.5
HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: TYSK) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719; arr. Gregory Bloch
NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
ANTHEM: Regina caeli – Robert White (c. 1538-1574)
Jason Anderson, director • Tyler Morse, reader • Jeremy Matheis, cantor

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