Jazz Mass

 

Welcome to this house

Of Monk

Coltrane

And many more

Saintly-celebrating

 

Billie Holiday

Muddy Waters

Buddy Rich who sticks for

Ella

 

Sacred syncopated

Earth and all stars

Their music turns

A service

Into lifetime crazy, holy

Obligation

 

C L Couch

 

 

“Earth and all stars,” the first words of a hymn by Herbert Brokering composed for Saint Olaf College, Minnesota, first published in 1968

 

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