Tag Archives: Compline

With grateful hearts

In the last few days, we have received scores of emails, text messages, cards and letters from colleagues, former choristers, friends and family from all over the country as my husband, Carl Crosier, enters hospice care. We would like to … Continue reading

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A quiet night and a perfect end

“The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.” So begins the ancient rite of Compline, the last monastic office of the day. Last night’s Compline at St. Mark’s Cathedral was in memory of its founder, Peter … Continue reading

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Tributes pour in

Psalm 23 from the Ionian Psalter, conducted by Carl Crosier Since Peter Hallock‘s death last Sunday, the tributes have been pouring in for this extraordinary church musician and mystic. Especially poignant and touching was the Office of Compline for April … Continue reading

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The monks of Broadway

A few posts ago, I made mention of a Compline documentary film which was shown as part of the Compline celebration we attended at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. I’m happy to learn that the video has been posted to … Continue reading

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Hallock lovefest

My wife and I have been married for over 20 years and we went to Compline on our first date. I met my life partner at Compline. One by one, we heard stories like this last night at the Compline … Continue reading

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Prayer as night falls

Tomorrow I leave for Seattle where I will join Carl Crosier in a celebration of Peter Hallock’s music and the Compline service at St. Mark’s Cathedral. (Carl has been on the East Coast visiting his sister and former “Complinite,” Linden … Continue reading

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Unsung hero

If there was one unsung hero throughout our musical career over these many years, it would certainly be Eric Doescher, who along with his wife Linden, did all of the “grunt” work and much, much more for our many endeavors, both … Continue reading

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Jason Anderson, Compline Choir director

This week we are hosting Jason Anderson, director of the Compline Choir of St. Mark’s Cathedral — Peter Hallock’s hand-picked successor to the men’s choir he founded over 50 years ago in Seattle, WA. A native of Indiana, Jason first … Continue reading

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A visit with Peter Hallock

No visit to the Northwest would be complete without a visit with composer Peter Hallock, which is exactly what we did a couple of weeks ago when we went for a family funeral. The weekend we were there, Peter had … Continue reading

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Compline Underground

Not too long ago, we were contacted by Ken Peterson, a singer in the Seattle Compline choir, for information about the Compline service at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Ken writes an excellent blog, Compline Underground, and he is beginning … Continue reading

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