Compline on the Third Sunday of Advent, 2023

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Compline on the Third Sunday of Advent | December 17, 2023 

Order of Service in Advent | Each week's repertoire is posted here

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December 17, 2023 • The Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete • O Sapientia

ORISON: Angelus emittitur – Piae Cantiones, 1582 and Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938); arr. Jason A. Anderson (b. 1976)

PSALM 126 – Plainsong, Tone I.9

HYMN: The angel Gabriel from heaven came (Tune: GABRIEL’S MESSAGE) – Basque carol; arr. Edgar Pettman (1865-1943)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: MARILYN) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

ANTHEM: E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come – Paul Manz (1919-2009)

POST-COMPLINE ORGAN MUSIC: Prelude on Veni Emmanuel by Paul Manz; O Antiphon Sequence by Cecilia McDowell; Rorate caeli desuper by Jack Oades

Jason Anderson, director • Jeremy Matheis, reader • Kenneth Peterson, cantor • John Stuntebeck, post-Compline recitalist

Thanks to this evening's Compline volunteers: hospitality ministers Priscilla Stand and Estephan Meza, and videographer Michael Perera.

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