An obituary was published in the Seattle Times, Saturday, May 17, 2014 for Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014), without whom there would probably not be so much talk about Compline.
A burial service will take place on Sunday, May 18, at 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. The Cathedral Choir and Compline Choir will be participating, and there will be a Compline Service sung at the usual time, but with many alumni of the choir participating. Most if not all of the music sung at both services will be compositions of Peter. There will be a commemorative concert in the fall, no doubt featuring some of his larger works for choir, organ, and other instruments.
Here is a link to the composition that will be sung at Sunday’s Compline service at the beginning – “Bring us O Lord, at our last awakening.” The words speak for themselves.
May Peter, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.