Compline for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin, 2024

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Compline observing the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary | June 2, 2024

Order of Service (summer 2024)*  |  Each week's repertoire is posted here. |

*In preparation for the choir's upcoming residencies in England, the Order of Service has been slightly adapted from Saint Mark's normal Ordinary Time use, and psalms are chanted using the text of the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer.

The Order of Service & repertoire may be found at:

June 9, 2024 • VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (transferred)

ORISON: Beata progenies – Leonel Power (c. 1375/1385-1445)

PSALMS 134 and 4 – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

HYMN: Virgin born, we bow before thee (Tune: MON DIEU, PRÊTE-MOI L’OREILLE) – mel. Loys Bourgeois (c. 1510-1559); harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

NUNC DIMITTIS from Second Fauxbourdon Service – Philip Moore (b. 1943)

ANTHEM: Ave Maria – Franz Biebl (1906-2001)

Jason Anderson, director • Josh Sandoz, reader • Fred McIlroy, cantor

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

Compline at Saint Mark's Cathedral has been a Seattle tradition since 1956. All the singers are volunteers. Learn more at:


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