I didn’t know he’d written so much religious music – even a Mass? Who knew!
Brubeck has said in interviews that he joined the Roman Catholic Church after writing the Mass “To Hope! A Celebration” in 1979. A priest who heard it asked him why he left out “Our Father.” Brubeck said he wasn’t told to include it, so he didn’t add the prayer to the piece.
But he went on vacation with his family and on the second night he dreamed the “Our Father” prayer, and decided to add it to the Mass. After that, he converted to Catholicism.
“I joined the Catholic Church, because I felt, somebody’s trying to tell me something,” he said.
Neat. H/T The Catholic Report.