To Hope! A Celebration is a 1996 live album by the American jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.
The audio CD consists of a recording of a live performance of the Catholic mass as arranged and composed by Brubeck. It is Brubeck's second recording this piece.
The earlier original vinyl LP 1980 recording (Pastoral Arts Associates (PAA) LP record DRP-8318) of "To Hope! A Celebration By Dave Brubeck (A Mass in the Revised Roman Ritual)" - featuring Dave Brubeck on Piano, Jerry Bergonzi on Tenor Saxophone, Chris Brubeck on Bass Guitar, Randy Jones on Drums, Daisy Newman - Soprano (cantor), Tim Noble - Baritone (cantor), William McGraw - Baritone (priest), The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus (directed by John Leman), The Mt. Washington [Ohio] Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir (directed by Wylene Davies), conducted by Erich Kunzel, recorded in Providence, Rhode Island, has not been re-issued on audio CD.
The later June 12, 1995, recording - released on audio CD by Telarc (Telarc 20 CD-80430), was performed by the Duke Ellington School Of The Arts Show Choir, the Cathedral Choral Society (directed by J. Reilly Lewis) and Orchestra (conducted by Russell Gloyd), at Washington National Cathedral, accompanied by Brubeck and his quartet featuring Bobby Militello on Saxophone.
David Warren Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer. Often regarded as a foremost exponent of cool jazz, Brubeck's work is characterized by unusual time signatures and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
The War Requiem, Op. 66, is a large-scale setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962. The War Requiem was performed for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original fourteenth-century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid. The traditional Latin texts are interspersed, in telling juxtaposition, with extra-liturgical poems by Wilfred Owen, written during World War I.
Gerald Joseph Mulligan, also known as Jeru, was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists—playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz—Mulligan was also a significant arranger working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. His piano-less quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions including "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become standards.
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is an English Anglican choir. It is considered one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great English choral tradition. It was created by King Henry VI, who founded King's College, Cambridge, in 1441, to provide daily singing in his Chapel, which remains the main task of the choir to this day.
Erich Kunzel, Jr. was an American orchestra conductor. Called the "Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune, he performed with a number of leading pops and symphony orchestras, especially the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (CPO), which he led for 32 years.
Robert Spano is an American conductor and pianist. He is currently music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and music director laureate of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO).
Jazz Casual - The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd consists of a recording of a Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd appearance from 1963 and a Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra appearance from 1968 that were combined and released as a single DVD video and also as an audio CD. Jazz Casual was a KQED-produced television show of studio performances by major jazz musicians. The same material has also been released in different packages
Sacred Concert by Duke Ellington is one of the following realisations:
The Mass No. 2 in E minor, WAB 27 is a setting of the mass ordinary for eight-part mixed choir and fifteen wind instruments, that Anton Bruckner composed in 1866.
Time Changes is a 1964 album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual in jazz music.
The Great Concerts is a jazz live album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was originally released on LP and CD under the series Columbia Jazz Masterpieces, in 1988. Then, it was re-released in 1998 and again in 2009. It includes live recordings from 1958 and 1963. The pieces were produced by associated producers: the first six tracks were produced by Teo Macero and Mike Berniker; track 7 and 8 by Berniker and Cal Lampley.
In Shanghai is a live concert recording made by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin in October, 2010 in Shanghai. An audio CD version was released by Pony Canyon in Japan in January, 2011 and a DVD video version was released in March of the same year. Although the New York-based Orchestra had officially disbanded in 2003, they have reformed on occasion to perform special tours and concerts like this one.
List of recordings of Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem, Op. 45 (1868).
C. Alexander Peloquin was an American composer of liturgical music, pianist, teacher, cathedral organist and director of music ministries. Inspired by the Second Vatican Council reforms, he is known for composing the first Roman Catholic Mass sung in English.
London Flat, London Sharp is an album by Dave Brubeck. It was recorded in 2004 and contains quartet performances of new and previously recorded pieces, most of which were written by Brubeck.
The Dave Brubeck Octet is a jazz album released by The Dave Brubeck Octet in 1956. It compiles the octet's complete recorded output made between 1946 and 1950, which was originally released in other forms. The artwork was credited to Arnold Roth.
Live at the Berlin Philharmonie is a 1970 live album by Dave Brubeck and his trio with Gerry Mulligan recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie. It was reissued in 1995 with several bonus tracks. The album peaked at 21 on the Billboard Top Jazz Charts.
Jack Six was an American jazz double-bassist and composer.
Across Your Dreams: Frederica von Stade Sings Brubeck is a studio crossover album. It exists in two versions. The first, released by Crofut Productions in 1995, is a 63-minute CD performed by von Stade with Edward Arron, Frank Brown, Joel Brown, Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck, Bill Crofut and Mark Vinci. The second, released by Telarc in 1996, is a 58-minute CD performed by the same artists and von Stade's elder daughter, Jenny Elkus.
At Grace Cathedral is a live performance album by jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, released in the U.S. in September 1965 on Fantasy Records.