For many years you could consider that the Lutheran Church of Honolulu had a composer-in-residence — Peter Hallock, whose psalmody has been sung since 1986, as well as numerous Advent processionals, grand Easter and Pentecost anthems. You may recall that a few weeks ago I wrote a post about Peter Hallock finishing a commission.
A recording of the commissioned piece, called Advent Calendar, is available but is going fast. The piece is written for mixed choir, horn and organ. and was commissioned by the Compass Rose Society to honor its patron, Archbishop Rowan Williams. It was performed in Canterbury by the Canterbury Cathedral choir under the direction of Dr. David Flood for Dr. Williams and the Compass Rose Society on October 5, 2012.
Click here to purchase this limited edition, which is only $10 and includes shipping. The CD features the Byrd Ensemble, conducted by Markdavin Obenza as well as the Compline Choir of St. Mark’s Cathedral, conducted by Jason Anderson. In addition to Advent Calendar, the CD also includes another of Peter’s compositions written for the Compline Choir, Night Music.
This would make a nice Christmas gift for a church music lover! All proceeds of the CD will go into a fund for recording Peter Hallock’s music.