Dave Brubeck mass

Judging from the comments on previous posts, it seems a good number of Dave Brubeck fans read this blog. Everyone familiar with Dave Brubeck knows about Take Five from his album Time Out.

But I wonder how many know about his album “To Hope! A Celebration.”

The album is a Roman Catholic mass containing beautiful mixture of classical and jazz music. It features the Cathedral Choral Society Chorus & Orchestra as well as the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was recorded live at Washington National Cathedral on June 12, 1995.

According to Wikipedia, Brubeck was not a Catholic when the mass was commissioned but joined the Catholic church shortly after the piece was finished.

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