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

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January 6, 2013


Audio Recording

AN ORDER FOR COMPLINE                      

ORISON: In dulci jubilo for Women in 2 parts Heinrich Seuse (1571-1621) setting by M. Praetorius

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: Puer natus in Bethelem, alleluia Gregorian chant

PSALM  72:1-7, 10-14 Deus, judicium plainsong setting by Tina Springs (b. 1956)

Lessons:         Isaiah 60:1-6,9                            

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

The Nunc dimittis Carolus Andreas, tone VIII,with antiphons

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:  Ave Maria Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591)

Final Preces, Blessing and Amen

Chantress: Jean Reynolds

Speaker: Elizabeth Kent

Soprano 1: Amy Butler, Tina Spriggs

Soprano 2: Kay Drake, Beverly Marks, Anne Thorsby

Alto: Melinda Douros, Krisie Garcia, Jean Reynolds

Tenor: Kelly Cherry, Elizabeth Kent, Anna Reynolds-Trabucco