Monday, January 17, 2011

Compline at Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, NC—1.16.2011

I had fallen behind with posts, so this post has been back-dated to January 17, 2011.

Compline at Chapel of the Cross.

We've been using the Order for Compline, as set by David Hurd.

Here are our little additions:

O Lord, the maker (at ca. 5m 10s; William Mundy)
Psalm 4 (chanted to Tone 8)
Hymn: Creator of the Stars of Night (CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM)
In manus tuas (Sheppard; sung in addition to "Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit ...)
Lord's Prayer (Robert Stone)
Nunc Dimittis from Short Service (O. Gibbons)
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Marian antiphon right after the Dismissal)
Ave Maria (Josquin Desprez)
Conditor Alme Siderum by George Oldroyd (1887-1956), Brian Coggins, organ

This was our first Sunday back at Compline. Because Van was at the Association of Anglican Musicians' Mid-Winter conference in Bronxville, NY, Lewis Moore was asked to direct the choir, and he did a wonderful job. Brian played the Oldroyd piece very well.

This semester, Compline services will be Sunday evenings at 9.30 pm until at least the first Sunday in May. And yes, there will still be a Compline service during Spring Break. Hope to see you at some point in time this semester. All are welcome to attend.

Van is seeking suggestions for the post-Compline organ improvisations. Feel free to send him your suggestions via the comm box below (or if you're reading this in Facebook, leave a comment). Even better, if you're Facebook friends with Van, either PM him or write on his wall your suggestions. :)

(Note: the picture above depicts one of the votive candle layouts that Jimmy Satterwhite had laid out a couple of years ago. I can't remember where the picture came from, though.)

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