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

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June 10, 2012


Audio Recording


This is the inaugural Compline service for the all-women choir                      

ORISON: Adoramus te, Christe              G.P.da Palestrina (1525-1594) 

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: Te lucis ante terminum, Before the ending of the day

                  Plainsong, Mode 8, Antiphonale Sarisburiense, Vol. II 

PSALM  121, Levavi oculus         harm. by Henry W. Davies (1869-1941)

Lessons:         Jeremiah 14:9     Matthew 11:28-30                              

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




Three spoken Collects for Compline  with responses

ANTHEM:  Lift Thine Eyes from “Elijah”

    a paraphrase of Psalm 121:1-4       by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) 

Final Preces, blessing and Amen

Chantress: Jean Reynolds

Speaker: Elizabeth Kent

Soprano 1: Angela Barrera, Tina Spriggs,

Soprano 2: Cathy Dowling, Beverly Marks, Kim Reynolds,

Alto 1: Krisie Garcia, Jean Reynolds

Alto 2: Kelly Cherry, Elizabeth Kent, Anna Reynolds-Trabucco