Brubeck: To Hope! A Celebration

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Only a fraction of the sacred music written by Dave Brubeck has been recorded for commercial release; this commissioned piece marks the first time that one of his religious works has been recorded in its entirety in concert. With longtime manager Russell Gloyd conducting the Cathedral Choral Society Chorus & Orchestra and his regular quartet, Brubeck performed his Roman Catholic Mass in the Washington National Cathedral to a packed sanctuary. This stunning work incorporates jazz interludes into the hypnotic responsorial "The Peace of Jerusalem" and "Alleluia," a particularly challenging section for the choir. The vocal soloists are impressive; tenor Mark Bleeke's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Only a fraction of the sacred music written by Dave Brubeck has been recorded for commercial release; this commissioned piece marks the first time that one of his religious works has been recorded in its entirety in concert. With longtime manager Russell Gloyd conducting the Cathedral Choral Society Chorus & Orchestra and his regular quartet, Brubeck performed his Roman Catholic Mass in the Washington National Cathedral to a packed sanctuary. This stunning work incorporates jazz interludes into the hypnotic responsorial "The Peace of Jerusalem" and "Alleluia," a particularly challenging section for the choir. The vocal soloists are impressive; tenor Mark Bleeke's feature, "While He Was at Supper," is especially moving. The overall effect of this beautiful work is absolutely stunning. It resists being labeled in any one category; it is simply great music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/1996
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408043024
  • Catalog Number: 80430
  • Sales rank: 156,414

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Brubeck Primary Artist, Piano
James Clay Tenor (Vocal)
Richard Calhoun Bass (Vocal)
Chris Corr Bass (Vocal)
Dave Costanza Tenor (Vocal)
David Katz Bass (Vocal)
Russell Gloyd Conductor
James Lee Cello
Bobby Militello Saxophone
Jack Six Bass
William Steck Violin
Elisabeth Williams Soprano (Vocal)
Cynthia Young Soprano (Vocal)
Pat Philips Soprano (Vocal)
Sandra Edwards Alto (Vocal)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Group, Ensemble
Larry Hamilton Tenor (Vocal)
Rodney Richards Drums
Bill Fox Tenor (Vocal)
Sharon Slade Alto (Vocal)
Michael Muller Bass (Vocal)
Milt Stevens Trombone
Richard Webster Bass
Kevin Deas Bass (Vocal), Baritone (Vocal), Brass Baritone
Peter H. Larsen Bass (Vocal)
Desimont Alston Violin
Jacqueline Anderson Violin
Monica Richards Alto (Vocal)
Cynthia Allen Alto (Vocal)
Aisha Lindsey Soprano (Vocal)
Ann Steck Viola
Billy Hartung Bass (Vocal)
Will Stewart Tenor (Vocal)
Martha Lewis Alto (Vocal)
Jacqueline Perry Violin
Randy Jones Drums
Kingface Tenor (Vocal)
Paula Akbar Violin
Judy Davis Alto (Vocal)
Charles Wilkinson Percussion
Rachael Young Cello
Norman Bradford Bass (Vocal)
Elaine Alpert Alto (Vocal)
Mark E. Alberta Bass (Vocal)
Mark Bleeke Tenor (Vocal)
Washington National Cathedral Choral Society Choir, Chorus
Alfred Chiplin Tenor (Vocal)
Suzanne Abu-Sharr Soprano (Vocal)
Sumayya Ali Alto (Vocal)
Walter D. Bailey Tenor (Vocal)
Gisèle Becker Choir Master
J. Reilly Lewis Celeste, Choir Director
Catherine Beauchamp Alto (Vocal)
Fred Begun Timpani
Matt Benko Bass (Vocal)
Andrew Thompson Bass (Vocal)
Duke Ellington Arts School Show Choir Choir, Chorus
Cathedral Choral Society Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Shelly Waite Soprano (Vocal)
Samuel Bonds Choir Director
Vincent Terri Alto (Vocal)
Richard Hoffman Vacuum Cleaner
Technical Credits
Dave Brubeck Composer, Liner Notes
Steve Gottlieb Cover Photo
Kenneth Hamann Engineer
Elaine Martone Producer
Jack Renner Engineer
Robert Woods Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Tom Coyne Mastering
Susan Cybulski Cover Design
John Windt Engineer
Iola Brubeck Composer
Richard S. Ginell Liner Notes
J. Reilly Lewis Director
Mark Huffman Sound Design
Gary Gomes Engineer
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