This is a fascinating mass setting by Dave Brubeck, using traditional Latin mass elements as well as New Testament texts. His work in composing it led to his conversion to Catholicism.
Recently had the pleasure of hearing Dave’s Son Dan (fantastic drummer) perform some of his dad’s sacred works along with his classics as a guest at a local RCC.
Wow, how fantastic!
It was. Admittedly, I preferred the classics, but learning about and hearing his body of religious works was interesting since I had been totally unaware of the extent of his efforts in that area and hearing jazz integrated with Choir was a unique experience.
Ok, that was pretty great, but I still like “Take Five.”