Sunday, August 28, 2005

Most Looked-Forward-To Song


I thought I'd just paste an MSN article here for you. It's all about Dave Brubeck's recently finished song, which I think will be GREAT! I can't wait to hear it.
Thing I'm thankful for today: naps.

Brubeck's New Work 60 Years in the Making
Aug 27, 9:45 AM EST

Dave Brubeck can finally cross something off that's been on his "to-do" list for nearly 60 years: The legendary jazz pianist will unveil a new six-minute choral work called "The Commandments" Sept. 14 at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, as part of the second annual Jewish Music Heritage Festival in New York.

"It has taken me almost 60 years finally to compose something I wanted to write when I was a young soldier in Europe," the 84-year-old Brubeck said in a statement.

"The Commandments," to be sung by the 90-member Providence Singers, follows the ten Biblical rules. The pianist says the inspiration came during World War II when he saw most of the commandments broken.

Brubeck spent four years in the Army after graduating college in 1942. His long career includes the classic album, "Time Out," which featured the surprise hit "Take Five."

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Blogger Blake said...

Can't wait to hear it! "Take 60 years"

4:51 PM  

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