Recordings

Albums available in compact disc and digital formats

CD_cover_loresWhat Hand Divine? (2015)

What Hand Divine? is a sonic journey through the arc of what Western Christendom calls the Incarnation Cycle, encompassing the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. This disc combines some of The Compline Choir’s best-loved seasonal music. To be released 1 November 2015. [more…]


G-49284-2TI Will Meditate (2013)

I Will Meditate contains a complete recording of the office of Compline, as sung at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. Encompassing the first 11 tracks of this CD, the Compline service includes premiere recordings of Richard Proulx’s I Will Meditate and his large scale anthem In Praise of Music, commissioned for the Compline Choir’s 50th anniversary celebration. Rounding out the recording are eight tracks of additional Psalm settings by the choir’s founder Peter R. Hallock. [more…]


NightMusicNight Music (2001)

Night Music consists entirely of compositions written over the history of the Compline Choir by founding director, Peter Hallock. The compact disc takes its name from a work written for the choir based on non-sacred texts, and inspired by Bunraku—Japanese puppet theatre. Here the music unfolds in three “dreams,” accompanied by percussion, shakuhachi, harp, and narrator. Surrounding this work are nine anthems for various seasons of the liturgical year; many are richly accompanied, such as The Dawning and Jubilemus Omnes, compositions for choir and five celli. [more…]


Albums available as digital downloads only

CarolsOld&NewCarols Old and New (2006)

All of your favorite Christmas carols and some unfamiliar gems, including The Sussex Carol (English Trad., arr. Hallock); Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (French, 16th century, arr. Hallock); What is This Lovely Fragrance? (arr. Healy Willan); Personet hodie (arr. Holst/Hallock); The Willow Carol (Peter Hallock); In the Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst, arr. Hallock); Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (Franz Gruber, arr. Richard Proulx); O Tannenbaum (German, arr. Nathan Jensen); and much more! [more…]


FeathersFeathers of Green Gold (1994)

Under the direction of Peter Hallock, the Compline Choir set off a liturgical revolution in 1956 with their singing of the ancient Office of Compline. Every Sunday night since 1956, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, is packed with people to hear the half-hour service in a darkened church. This recording of the service is followed by ten Psalms for men’s choir by Peter Hallock. Mysterious, beautiful, and timeless, this choir’s Compline service has become the catalyst for a worldwide revival of this ancient liturgy. [more…]