COMPLINE during LENT is closing in. If ever there was a time and place for Compline it is for sure to be sung during Lent: the richness and yet starkness of the set pieces, and depth of self-reflection possible in Lent. This is bare bones, end-of-day worship, yet worship with depth. Oh, the candles and atmosphere don’t hurt either.
4th Sunday, March 19 will be presented by Voces Angelorum
Compline is all about seasonal prayers before retiring for the night.
The anthem this week (and last week) address that moment.
Voces was supposed to open our Lenten series on February 26th until
the weather wiped out that date.
Lenten season music by Crosier, Gregorian chant, Reynolds, Proulx,
and Blytheman’s “In pace, in idipsum dormiam” sung in Latin. Translation:
“In peace, in the same, I shall sleep and take my rest. If I suffer my eyes to sleep
and my eyelids to slumber, I shall sleep and take my rest.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
In peace, in the same, I shall sleep and take my rest.”
5th Sunday, March 26 will be sung by a mystery quartet.
So, jot these times and dates down on your busy schedule for a soothing look and listen to the theme of Lent. Be sure to invite or bring some friends.