Performing Compline Services at Holy Trinity Church of Nevada City, California.

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November 18, 2012

Audio Recording

AN ORDER FOR COMPLINE                      

ORISON: Cunctipotens genitor              Anonymous Medieval Organum (c.1000-1100)

Sung in Latin. “We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee, Who by Thy Holy Cross hath redeemed the world. Who suffered death for us, have mercy on us.”

chantress:The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and perfect end. quire: Amen.

Chantress: Brethren, be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist, steadfast in the faith.

C: But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Q: Thanks be to God.

C: Our help is in the name of the Lord,         Q: Who hath made heaven and earth.

(quire leads)

ALL SAY: We confess to God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, through our own grievous fault. Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us. 

SPEAKER: Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our sins and deliver us from evil, confirm and strengthen in us all goodness, and bring us to life everlasting; through Jesus Christ. (all) Amen.


Hymn: Compline Hymn on Sunday thorugh the year and on minor feasts

                  Anglican Brevary Antiphonale Romanum, 1912

PSALM  114, In exitu Israel Gregorian chant, tone tp

Lessons:         Jeremiah 14:9     Hebrew 13:20-21                            

Compline Responsory, Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit

The Nunc dimittis with antiphons         plainsong, tone 5, harmonized 

ALL RISE        THE APOSTLES CREED is intoned by the quire

The congregants are seated

THE KYRIE, THE LORD’S PRAYER   setting by Jeff Reynolds      


Three spoken Collects for Compline  with responses

ANTHEM:  Chrsit, mighty Savior, light of all creation

    Christe Lux mundi, plainsong, Mode 7, 14th C. harm. J. Reynolds 

Final Preces, Blessing and Amen

Chantress: Jean Reynolds

Speaker: Elizabeth Kent

Soprano 1: Amy Butler, Tina Spriggs

Soprano 2: Beverly Marks, Jean Reynolds

Alto 1: Melinda Douros, Krisie Garcia

Alto 2: Kelly Cherry, Elizabeth Kent