Mass In Blue
|Publisher||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS IN-PRINT TITLES|
|Voice/Instrument||SATB & SOP. SOLO|
for soprano solo, SATB, and piano, bass, drum kit, and optional alto saxophone
Will Todd's Mass in Blue is fast becoming a staple of the choral repertory. A dynamic jazz setting of the Latin Mass, the work features driving grooves and blues harmonies, with provision for short piano solos (notated or improvised) and great moments of musical interplay between soloists and choir. Following 150 performances, the composer has revised the work, making it accessible to a larger number of choirs. As part of the revision, OUP is issuing a backing CD, recorded by the Will Todd Trio, for use in rehearsals and performances if necessary. A set of notated parts for the trio-piano (with chord symbols and the optional sax part), bass, and drum-kit-is available on sale and hire/rental, as is the vocal score, with piano included. (A separate, compatible big-band version is also available on hire/rental, from Tyalgum Press.)
Mass in Blue has been recorded by the Vasari Singers on the Signum Classics label.
Retailers should order direct from OUP as we cannot offer trade discount.