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Glory to Thee My God This Night

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional bass, drums, soprano sax, alto sax, trumpet and trombone)
Level: Easy
Duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds

 

 

Other Info: Glory to Thee My God, This Night is an arrangement of the popular Tallis Canon, written here for unison voices with descant, accompanied by piano, and including optional parts for alto and soprano saxophones, trumpet, trombone, bass and drums. It was written for the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2009 and could be sung as a congregational hymn.  A recording of the piece is included on the album Evensong in Blue.

Instrumental Parts: pno, bass, drums, ssax, asax, tpt, trbn

 

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Hard copies – due to the nature of our small business all our prices reflect the price of printing on demand. For orders of more than 10 copies (not including PDFs) please enter the coupon code TP10discount at checkout for a 10% discount. For orders of more than 20 copies (not including PDFs) please enter the coupon code TP20discount at checkout for a 20% discount

 

 

 

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Scored for: SATB & jazz trio (optional brass quintet)
Level: Medium
Duration: 3 mins

Other Info:  This arrangement of God Rest You Merry Gentlemen was written for the choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2012 for their jazz Christmas carols concert.

One of the Two Extra Jazz Carols published by Boosey and Hawkes.  Two Extra Jazz Carols contains God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and O Come All Ye Faithful.

Instrumental parts:  piano, bass, drums and brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba).

Three Jazz Carols includes Silent Night, Away in a Manger and Once in Royal David’s City.
Three More Jazz Carols contains arrangements of We Three Kings, In the Bleak Midwinter and Personent Hodie.
The Jazz Carols Hark the Herald and I Saw Three Ships are also available as a separates.

All are published by Boosey and Hawkes.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is featured on the album Christmas in Blue recorded by St Martin-in-the-Fields on their own label.

For a complete listing of Will Todd’s Christmas music please click here

Available to purchase from good music shops. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Scored for: SATB & Jazz trio (optional brass quintet)
Level: Medium
Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

 

Other Info:   This arrangement of Hark, The Herald Angels Sing was written for the choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2012 for their jazz Christmas carols concert.

One in a series of Jazz Carols published by Boosey and Hawkes, Hark the Herald Angels Sing is available as a separate.

Instrumental parts: piano, bass, drums and brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba).

Other sets of carols arranged by Will Todd are also available.

Three Jazz Carols includes Silent Night, Away in a Manger and Once in Royal David’s City.
Three More Jazz Carols contains arrangements of We Three Kings, In the Bleak Midwinter and Personent Hodie.
Two Extra Jazz Carols includes O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.
The jazz carol I Saw Three Ships is also available as a separate.  All are published by Boosey and Hawkes.
Hark the Herald Angel Sing is featured on the album Christmas in Blue recorded by St Martin-in-the-Fields on their own label.

 

 

The full score and instrumental parts for this work are available from Boosey and Hawkes via their online store here

The vocal score of Hark the Herald Angels Sing is published by Boosey and Hawkes and is available to purchase via the link below as a downloadable product with a licence to make x30 copies.

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I Saw Three Ships

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional bass & drums)
Level: Medium
Duration: 4 mins

Other Info: This arrangement of I Saw Three Ships was written for the choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2012 for their jazz Christmas carols concert.  It can be performed with just piano or with bass and drums added.

I Saw Three Ships is currently available in downloadable format only with a license to copy x30 and is published by Boosey & Hawkes

Available as a recording by St Martin’s Voices with the Will Todd Ensemble on the album Christmas in Blue.

 

The optional bass and drums parts for this work are available via Boosey and Hawkes online store here

The vocal score is available from Boosey and Hawkes via the link below as a downloadable product with a licence to copy x30.

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I Sing Because (from Songs of Love)

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional bass & saxophone)
Level: Medium
Duration: 6 minutes 30 seconds

Other Info: Third movement of the choral suite Songs of Love commissioned by Elena Sharkova for the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale in 2012.

The haunting and yearning text is set with an aching melody which starts on upper voices and gradually builds to the whole choir.  The piece should be sung in as sustained way as possible, especially in the final four bars to give plenty of space for the piano ripples.

A recording of I Sing Because with piano accompaniment is available on The Call of Wisdom, on the Signum Classics label. It is also available on the album Footprints on the Tyalgum label with bass and sax.

I sing because you loved me once.
I sing when the sun shines,
when it rains and when it snows.
Because you held me in your arms one night.
I am as beautiful as a wide-open lily.
Because you looked at me once
and your soul was in your look
I fix my hair and wear perfume.

Because you admired me walking by
I saw my slender shadow move.
I was born into this world
because you loved me.
Now you are gone.
Because you loved me once,
I too can sweetly die.
So beautifully you loved me once.

 

Available to purchase from good music shops. I Sing Because is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

 

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In the Bleak Midwinter

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional bass & drums)
Level: Medium

 

 

Other Info:  In the Bleak Midwinter is included in the second in a set of innovative jazz arrangements of Three More Jazz Carols, originally created for a service of Jazz Carols at St Martin in the Fields, London. Other carols in this publication include We Three Kings and Personent  Hodie. Rich harmonies serve to bring new expression to familiar Christmas material.

Instrumental parts:  Drum kit and bass guitar.

 

Other sets of carols arranged by Will Todd are also available.

Three Jazz Carols contains Away in a Manger, Once in Royal David’s City and Silent Night.
Two Extra Jazz Carols includes O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.

The Jazz Carols Hark the Herald and I Saw Three Ships are also available as a separates.

Recordings of Will Todd’s Jazz carols are available on the Christmas in Blue album but St Martin-in-the-Fields

 

Available to purchase from good music shops. In the Bleak Midwinter is published by Boosey & Hawkes and available in the publication Three More Jazz Carols.

 

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Inside My Heart

Scored for: (SATB, SA Youth Choir & Piano) or (SA Youth Choir & Piano) with optional jazz trio
Level: Medium
Duration: 6 minutes

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Jazz Missa Brevis

Scored for: SATB and piano (with optional jazz trio) or (jazz ensemble scoring)
Level: Easy
Duration: 13 minutes
Other Info: Written for Portsmouth Cathedral with funds from The Groves Legacy

Will Todd’s Jazz Missa Brevis gives new life to the sung Latin Mass texts in an accessible, short setting which embraces a variety of jazz styles, from the swinging jazz waltz Kyrie to the up-beat Latin-groove Gloria. The smooth jazz ballad Sanctus, 7/8 Benedictus and soulful Agnus Dei complete this inspiring Mass setting. Underpinned by Todd’s characteristic jazz harmonies and melodic craftsmanship, it is suitable for performance both liturgically and as part of a concert by mixed choirs of all abilities. The work can be accompanied by piano alone (as written or extemporised), jazz trio (piano, bass and drums) or jazz ensemble (alto saxophone, 2 trumpets and jazz trio – parts available separately).

Composer’s note

In writing Jazz Missa Brevis for Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, I have aimed to create simple and lasting music that will work equally well in liturgy or in concert. Drawing on my own piano playing style, all of the movements began life as extended improvisations which I then honed and developed into the completed movements. I hope this ensures that there is a genuine jazz ‘heart’ to each of the sections. In the same way that I would in a jazz gig, I’ve made sure there is a contrast of rhythmic feels between the movements. I hope singers, musicians and conductors will enjoy performing this piece as much as I have enjoyed writing it!

 

 

 

Available to purchase from good music shops. Jazz Missa Brevis is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

 

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Jazz Missa Brevis (additional liturgical music)

Scored for: SATB and piano (with optional jazz trio) or (jazz ensemble scoring)
Level: Easy
Duration: 2 minutes

 

Other Info: Will Todd’s Jazz Missa Brevis is often performed in a liturgical context.

Additional liturgical music is also published by Boosey and Hawkes.  It contains Gospel link music, the ‘Christ has died’ (from the Eucharistic Prayer) and a Final Amen, the latter two including chord symbols.

 

It can be purchased in downloadable format with a licence to print 30 copies.

 

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