Author, flutist, and composer Kathleen Basi became a liturgical musician in the sixth grade, when she started playing flute at her home parish. She’s been at it ever since. These days, she writes fiction, nonfiction, and music from home while acting as liturgy director and manager-in-chief of Chez Basi. She and her husband lead their church’s contemporary ensemble with their four “choir babies” in tow.
Composed by Kathleen Basi, “When Will the King Return” is a hauntingly prayerful Advent hymn which challenges worshipers to prepare for Christ’s second coming. Beautifully written for a soloist and SATB choir, this hymn will set the Advent mood that the Church strives for during her preparation for the Christmas season.