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Brubeck: To Hope! A Celebration
Dave Brubeck, Nancy Bittner, Mark Bleeke
Brubeck: To Hope! A Celebration
Genres: Jazz, Classical
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All Artists: Dave Brubeck, Nancy Bittner, Mark Bleeke, Judy Davis, Cathedral Choral Society
Title: Brubeck: To Hope! A Celebration
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Telarc
Original Release Date: 7/23/1996
Release Date: 7/23/1996
Genres: Jazz, Classical
Styles: Cool Jazz, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 089408043024

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A Celebration of Dave Brubecks Works
James Gardiner | Maryland | 03/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD truly shows the diversity of the genius composer Dave Brubeck. Also credit should to be given to Russell Gloud, the conductor for this CD. This working is one of the greatest pieces by Mr. Brubeck. I recommend this CD to any classical music or jazz fan"
A Worthy Effort
Steven R. Seim | Beaver Dam, WI United States | 07/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

""To Hope!" is Dave Brubeck's attempt at composing a mass, or Christian liturgy. The result is mixed. Unlike Vince Guaraldi's masterpiece "Grace Cathedral Concert," this is not a jazz piano mass. Instead, it is largely a contemporary-classical work, focused on vocals and traditional arrangements. It does, however, include several jazz passages, including one that swings almost like a '50s surf-rock record. Not everyone will like this recording, but every fan of jazz or contemporary sacred music should listen to it."
Beautiful choral work + great jazz
TooManyBooks | Texas | 02/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This music may throw some people for a loop, as it did me at first, because it is a choral Mass and most of us don't realize that Dave composed choral pieces, with his wife writing the lyrics. This Mass was commissioned by 'Our Sunday Visitor' many years ago. It is absolutely beautiful! The operatic choral sections move into the jazz sections and are truly inspirational. My favorite songs are 'the Desert and the Parched Land/The Peace of Jerusalem' and 'All My Hope', which I can't get out of my head all day! Give them a listen."