The quantity and

quality of Music

at Clare seems

in retrospect almost


Stephen Farr, organist, former Organ Scholar (1984-87)
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Compline Anthems and Motets

Original release date: 1995

The complete medieval Office of Compline (sung in English), plus a selection of meditative motets from the sixteenth century by Sheppard, Tallis, Byrd and White. Compline is the English form of the Latin word completus, meaning 'completed'. It is now usually spelt with a final 'e' which, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is 'modern and unhistorical'. In medieval monastic and collegiate communities, it was the last of the seven daytime services, sung in mid-evening. The service is recorded here with the omission of some of the psalms and is followed by music either for Compline or with texts and music of an appropriate mood.


The Choir of Clare College

Timothy Brown | Director

  • Compline Service
  • John Sheppard: In pace
  • John Sheppard: Salvator Mundi
  • John Sheppard: In Manus Tuas
  • Thomas Tallis: Te Lucis
  • Thomas Tallis: In Manus Tuas
  • Attrib. Desprez: Nunc Dimittis
  • John Sheppard: Libera Nos
  • William Byrd: O Lux Beata
  • William Byrd: Miserere
  • Robert White: Christe Qui Lux
  • William Byrd: O Lord, Give Ear
  • Robert White: The Lord Bless Us