Monday, February 28, 2011

Compline at Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, NC—2.27.2011

Compline at Chapel of the Cross.

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

Here are our little additions:

Call to Remembrance (Farrant)
Psalms 31 and 134 (chanted to Tone 8)
Hymn: Christ, mighty Saviour (CHRISTE, LUX MUNDI, plainsong Mode 7)
Lord's Prayer (Robert Stone)
Nunc Dimittis from Short Service (O. Gibbons)
Ave Regina Cælorum (Marian antiphon right after the Dismissal)
Ave Maria (Cornelius Verdonck)
Organ improvisation by the abfab Van Quinn

We were very proud of Daniel Ripperton, who finally heeded our suggestions to chant a chapter. He is 18 years old and has sung with Van's Junior Choir until he aged out; he's been singing with the Compline choir since he was 15 or so. And oh, has he blossomed! Well done, Daniel! Here's to hoping you'll volunteer to chant the chapter more often!

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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