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Alexandria, LA

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In the Cathedral's nave, the all-male Compline Choir leads this formal choral service that is a Seattle tradition. An average audience of 500 packs the Cathedral each week for this meditative service.

Language:

English

Contact:

The Compline Choir C/O St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102


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The Office of Compline for September 10, 2017

9/11/2017
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The 14th Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: Now cheer our hearts this eventide (Tune: Ach bleib bei uns) – Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1589; harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) PSALM 119:33-48 – Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014) HYMN: Help us, O Lord, to learn the truths your word imparts (Tune: St. Ethelwald) – William Henry Monk (1823–1889) NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Carolus Andreas (d. […]

Duration: 00:24:22


The Office of Compline for September 3, 2017

9/4/2017
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September 3, 2017 The 13th Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Joshua Haberman (b. 1982) PSALM 26:1-3, 6-9, 11-12 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) HYMN: Now the day is over (Tune: Merrial) – Joseph Barnby (1838-1896) NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VI; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627) ANTHEM: Sicut cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. […]

Duration: 00:27:10


The Office of Compline for August 27, 2017

8/28/2017
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August 27, 2017 The 12th Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: The shadows of the evening hours – Erin Aas (b. 1974) [premiere] PSALM 138 – Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976) HYMN: The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: Commandments) – Louis Bougeois (c. 1510-c. 1561) NUNC DIMITTIS – Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c. 1560-1627) ANTHEM: Salva nos, […]

Duration: 00:26:02


The Office of Compline for August 20, 2017

8/21/2017
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Date: August 20, 2017 Church Calendar notation: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: “Peace Be Within this Sacred Place” – from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts – Alice Parker (b. 1924) PSALM 115 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts – TUNE: Christe Redemptor, Sarum Plainsong, Mode I NUNC DIMITTIS: two-part setting w/ handbells – Hallock ANTHEM: Deus, Canticum Novum – Giammateo Asola (ca. 1532-1609) […]

Duration: 00:27:39


The Office of Compline for August 13, 2017

8/14/2017
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August 13, 2017 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: God be in my head – Doug Fullington (b. 1969) PSALM 70 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) NUNC DIMITTIS: setting by Richard Proulx (1937-2010) HYMN: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts (Tune: Dickinson College) – Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (1923-1979) ANTHEM: “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” (American spiritual, […]

Duration: 00:26:05


The Office of Compline for August 6, 2017

8/7/2017
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Date: August 6, 2017 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Feast of the Transfiguration ORISON: Hear, O Lord, Hear My Prayer – Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594) PSALM 24 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath (Tune: OLD 113TH) – melody from Strassburger Kirchenamt, 1525; harm. Peter R. Hallock NUNC DIMITTIS: harmonized setting by Arthur Wills (b. 1926) ANTHEM: O […]

Duration: 00:27:25


The Office of Compline for July 30, 2017

7/31/2017
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Date: July 30, 2017 Church Calendar notation: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: Round Me Falls the Night – melody by A. Drese, [d. 1701], harmonizations by S. S. Wesley (1810-1876), Henry Ley (1887-1962), J. S. Bach (1685-1750) PSALM 15 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Te Lucis Ante Terminum (Before the Ending of the Day) – Orlando di Lasso (1532 – 1594), Tone […]

Duration: 00:37:14


The Office of Compline for July 23, 2017

7/24/2017
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July 23, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: O Trinity of blessed light – Jeff Junkinsmith (b. 1956) PSALM 91 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Scandinavian melody; adapt. and arr. Derek Curtis-Tilton (b. 1987) NUNC DIMITTIS – Junkinsmith ANTHEM: ‘In pace’ from Three Latin Motets – Grayston Ives (b. 1948) Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • […]

Duration: 00:36:04


The Office of Compline for July 16, 2017

7/17/2017
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July 16, 2017 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: Maker of all things, God most high – Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585) PSALM 65 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: God himself is with us (Tune: Tysk) – from Psalm und Choralbuch, 1719 NUNC DIMITTIS – Dana Marsh (b. 1965) ANTHEM: Iustus germinabit sicut lilium – Jacob Handl (1551-1591) Jason Anderson, director • Jeffrey Ricco, reader • Derek Curtis-Tilton, cantor

Duration: 00:26:56


The Office of Compline for July 9, 2017

7/10/2017
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July 9, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: Be present, O merciful God – Roupen Shakarian (b. 1950) PSALM 145 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) OFFICE HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum (Before the ending of the day) – Shakarian NUNC DIMITTIS – Shakarian ANTHEM: Steal away to Jesus – African-American Spiritual; arr. Dale Adelmann (b. 1961) Jason Anderson, director & organist […]

Duration: 00:29:05


The Office of Compline for July 2, 2017

7/3/2017
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July 2, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: ‘Phos hilaron’ from The Evening Service – Stephen Sturk (b. 1950) PSALM 33:12-22 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Christ, mighty Savior, light of all creation (Tune: Mighty Savior) – David Hurd (b. 1950) NUNC DIMITTIS from The Evening Service – Sturk ANTHEM: There is a balm in Gilead – African-American Spiritual; arr. Jeff Junkinsmith […]

Duration: 00:29:34


The Office of Compline for June 25, 2017

6/26/2017
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June 25, 2017 The Third Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: Phos hilaron – Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969) PSALM 97 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Te lucis ante terminum – Sarum chant, Mode VIII; harm. Siegfried NUNC DIMITTIS: Anonymous 16th cent. setting, Tone IV; adapt. Bernarr Rainbow (1914-1998) ANTHEM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child – African-American Spiritual; arr. Brian Fairbanks […]

Duration: 00:29:18


The Office of Compline for June 18, 2017

6/19/2017
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Date: June 18, 2017 Church Calendar notation: The Second Sunday after Pentecost ORISON: O Gladsome Light (Tune: Le Cantique de Siméon) – melody Louis Bourgeois (1510-1559); harm. Claude Goudimel (1514-1572) PSALMS 134 & 4 – setting by Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Our Father, by whose name all fatherhood is known – (Tune: Rhosymedre) – John David Edwards (1805-1885); […]

Duration: 00:25:30


The Office of Compline for June 11, 2017

6/12/2017
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June 11, 2017 The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday ORISON: O lux beata Trinitas – Ronald Arnatt (b. 1930) PSALM 111 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: O holy Splendor of eternal light (Tune: Coolinge) – Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907-1991) NUNC DIMITTIS – James Bassi (b. 1961) ANTHEMS: Libera nos II – John Sheppard […]

Duration: 00:27:23


The Office of Compline for June 4, 2017

6/5/2017
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Construction continues at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Four windows along the north wall have been removed. Soon, they will be replaced with new, energy-efficient windows. The absence of windows has made the cathedral ‘open air’, with road noise from I-5 and nearby streets invading. We know this negatively impacts those who listen via Classical KING […]

Duration: 00:28:50


The Office of Compline for May 28, 2017

5/29/2017
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May 28, 2017 The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day ORISON: God is ascended (Tune: Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist) – German, 16th cent.; arr. Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) PSALM 68:1-20 – Peter R. Hallock HYMN: Christ is alive! (Tune: Truro) – mel. from Psalmodia Evangelica, 1790; harm. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) and Harvey […]

Duration: 00:29:19


The Office of Compline for May 21, 2017

5/22/2017
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May 21, 2017 The Sixth Sunday of Easter ORISON: This joyful Eastertide (Tune: Vruechten) – mel. from Psalmen, 1685; harm. Charles Wood (1866-1926) PSALM 66:1-11 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Tune: Fisk of Gloucester) – Thomas Foster (b. 1938) NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone I; harm. Thomas Morley (1557-1602) ANTHEM: […]

Duration: 00:29:03


The Office of Compline for May 14, 2017

5/14/2017
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May 14, 2017 The Fifth Sunday of Easter ORISON: ‘The Call’ from Five Mystical Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) PSALM 98 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Jesus lives! thy terrors now can no longer, death, appall us (Tune: Saint Albinus) – Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876) NUNC DIMITTIS: Plainsong, Tone VII; harm. Lodovico Grossi […]

Duration: 00:28:52


The Office of Compline for May 7, 2017

5/8/2017
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May 7, 2017 The Fourth Sunday of Easter ORISON: All people that on earth do dwell (Tune: Old 100th) – mel. From Pseaumes octante trois de David, 1551, alt.; harm. after Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510-c. 1561); final fauxbourdon by John Dowland (1563-1626) PSALM 23 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Jesus, our mighty Lord (Tune: […]

Duration: 00:27:17


The Office of Compline for April 30, 2017

5/1/2017
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April 30, 2017 The Third Sunday of Easter ORISON: That Easter Day with joy was bright (Tune: Puer nobis) – mel. from Trier MS., 15th cent.; adapt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); harm. George R. Woodward (1848-1934) PSALM 116 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014) HYMN: Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter) – melody from […]

Duration: 00:31:37

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