Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Anticipation and fulfillment- Advent with Brubeck

It's been another quiet week here on the ol' blog. I am enjoying Advent and I hope you are too, as we approach the Second Sunday of this sacred season, the Sunday on which each year we hear the voice of the Baptist telling us to prepare for the Lord's advent, His coming.

With the passing of Jazz great Dave Brubeck, who, like me, was convert to the Catholic faith, who else's music am I going to post for our Friday traditio? Well, it's a few days early in honor of Brubeck. Since we celebrate Las Posadas in The Cathedral of the Madeleine just prior to Christmas (i.e., still during Advent), I thought I would post a piece from his extensive catalog of sacred music, Cantos para pedir las posadas. It is an amazingly lovely, quiet, and even contemplative composition:

A great musician, a spiritual and gentle man, has gone to be with the Lord. Requiescat in pace Dave Brubeck. We'll always have your music. Thank you. It should be a hip-happenin' Christmas and New Year in heaven.

1 comment:

  1. Lucky enough to have seen Brubeck perform his Advent music in NYC on or about his birthday in...hmm, late 90s?

    Saw his name in white plastic letters on black felt of Fifth Ave Presbyterian church bulletin board. Stopped. Did double take. Came by next day and heard him rehearse then perform.


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