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Kyrie (from ‘Dance Mass’)

Scored for: SATB & large symphonic jazz orchestra
Level: Medium
Duration: 5 minutes.

Other Info: Kyrie is the first commissioned movement from Will Todd’s planned Dance Mass.  The movement was commissioned by David Ervin, the Oyster River High School Studio Orchestra and the Community Church of Durham, New Hampshire. The work was premiered in May 2016 at the University of New Hampshire’s Johnson Theater.

 

 

 

No archive recording currently exists of this work.
If you are interested in recording Kyrie (from Dance Mass) please contact Tyalgum Press.

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When ordering please select the sheet music format in the drop down menu below.
Music is available as a hard copy or a downloadable PDF with a license to make a single copy.

PDFs with a license to make a single copy – for multiple copies of PDFs please select the appropriate number of copies you wish to make in order to purchase the relevant copying license. All PDFs are priced at 50% of the equivalent hard copy sheet music price.

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Instrumental parts coming soon.  Please contact us for up to date information.

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Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles

Scored for: SATB, Mixed children’s choirs, piano, bass, drums, sax and percussion
Level: Medium
Duration: 25 minutes

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Love (from Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles)

Scored for: SATB, mixed children’s choirs and piano
Level: Easy
Duration: 4 minutes

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Mass in Blue (Full Band Version)

Scored for: Soprano soloist, SATB & Jazz trio (sax*)/ (Full band*) /(Strings*)
Level: Medium
Duration: 40 mins

Other Info: Mass in Blue was commissioned in 2003 by Hertfordshire Chorus and written for Will Todd’s wife, soprano Bethany Halliday. Since that time has become firmly established in the choral repertoire.  Mass in Blue is an upbeat jazz setting of the latin mass text for soprano soloist and SATB chorus and has various scoring options.

Performance Info: Mass in Blue can be performed with jazz trio with optional saxophone, or twelve-piece big band or in its orchestral string version with jazz trio.  Mass in Blue is published by Oxford University Press, with full scores and ensemble parts for the Full Band and Orchestral Strings versions available from Tyalgum Press under licence from OUP. The OUP Mass in Blue Vocal Score is compatible with all scorings.

 

Full Band Version: The Mass in Blue full band version is currently published by Tyalgum Press.

Full band version: 1st Wind – Alto Sax / Soprano Sax
2nd Wind – Tenor Sax / Clarinet / Flute
3rd Wind – Bass Clarinet / Baritone Sax
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani / percussion (1 player) [3 timpani, tam-tam, susp cym]

This version is designed to be used in conjunction with the OUP Mass in Blue Vocal Score and the OUP Jazz Trio parts which need to be purchased separately.

Piano* (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Bass – upright or elec (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Drum Kit (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)

Soprano Solo: fully notated, jazz knowledge and style required
SATB choir

Mass in Blue is recorded on the Signum Classics label.

 

Mass in Blue Audio Learning Tracks
Available to choirs preparing for their forthcoming performance of Mass in Blue.

 

Mass in Blue Instrumental Backing Track
An instrumental backing track of the Mass in Blue performed by the Will Todd Trio is also available for rehearsal purposes.

“a remarkable fusion, a telling setting of the words, supported by wonderful rhythms . . . what verve, what rhythm, what accuracy”  Shelagh Godwin/ Surrey Advertiser/ 2011

 

“Mass in Blue was undoubtedly the highlight of the evening: each movement was set appropriately to its content – gospel and blues for the Kyrie, lots of brass for the Gloria, a haunting ballad for the Agnus Dei, and a return to the upbeat Credo for a grand finale.” Joss O’Kelly/ The Bucks Herald/ 2005

 

“[Will Todd] has a gift for melody and writes in an approachable style that has its roots firmly in the Anglican tradition. Here, we find him setting the ancient words of the mass to a vibrant jazz accompaniment and blues-style solos, with a panache that carries the listener along in its ever-changing soundscape.”  Neil Crutchley/ Leicester Mercury/ 2008

If you would like to enquire about Will Todd, a Mass in Blue soprano soloist, the Will Todd Trio or the Will Todd Ensemble being part of your Mass in Blue performance or if you are interested hosting a Will Todd workshop or singing day to prepare for your choir’s forthcoming performance please contact us.

When ordering please select the sheet music format in the drop down menu below.
Music is available as a hard copy or a downloadable PDF with a license to make a single copy.

PDFs with a license to make a single copy – for multiple copies of PDFs please select the appropriate number of copies you wish to make in order to purchase the relevant copying license. All PDFs are priced at 50% of the equivalent hard copy sheet music price.

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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Mass in Blue (Jazz Trio Version)

Scored for: Soprano soloist, SATB & Jazz trio (sax*)/ (Full band*) /(Strings*)
Level: Medium
Duration: 40 mins

Other Info: Mass in Blue was commissioned in 2003 by Hertfordshire Chorus and written for Will Todd’s wife, soprano Bethany Halliday. Since that time then work has become firmly established in the choral repertoire.  Mass in Blue is an upbeat jazz setting of the latin mass text for soprano soloist and SATB chorus and has various scoring options.

Performance Info: Mass in Blue can be performed with jazz trio with optional saxophone, or in a twelve-piece Big Band Version or an Orchestral String Version with jazz trio.

The Mass in Blue Vocal Score and Jazz Trio Version is published by Oxford University Press. A Mass in Blue backing track is also available from Oxford University Press.

Full scores and ensemble parts for the Full Band Version and Orchestral Strings Version  are available from Tyalgum Press under licence from OUP.  The OUP Vocal Score of Mass in Blue is compatible with all scorings.

Jazz Trio Version:
Trio version: Drum Kit (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Bass – upright or elec (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Piano* (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Obbligato Soprano / Alto Sax (optional)
Soprano Solo: fully notated, jazz knowledge and style required
SATB choir.

Mass in Blue is recorded on the Signum Classics label

 

Mass in Blue Audio Learning Tracks
Available to choirs preparing for their forthcoming performance of Mass in Blue.

Mass in Blue Instrumental Backing Track
An instrumental backing track of the Mass in Blue performed by the Will Todd Trio is also available for rehearsal purposes.

 

“I have been conducting concerts for nearly fifty years and I can’t remember such an enthusiastic response from a choir or audience.’ George Jones, conductor, Billingshurst Choral Society

”Others have done similar things: notably Tippett in his oratorio A Child of Our Time and Bernstein’s liberal use of jazz/blues idioms. But Todd is sufficiently his own man to do it his way.” Thomas Hall/ The Journal, Newcastle/ 2004

 

If you would like to enquire about Will Todd, a Mass in Blue soprano soloist, the Will Todd Trio or the Will Todd Ensemble being part of your Mass in Blue performance or if you are interested hosting a Will Todd workshop or singing day to prepare for your choir’s forthcoming performance please contact us.

Available to purchase from good music shops. Mass in Blue is published by Oxford University Press with the Full Band Version and Orchestral Strings Version available from Tyalgum Press under licence from OUP

 

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Mass in Blue (Orchestral Strings version)

Scored for: Soprano soloist, SATB & Jazz trio (sax*)/ (Full band*) /(Strings*)
Level: Medium
Duration: 40 mins

 

 

 

Other Info: Mass in Blue was commissioned in 2003 by Hertfordshire Chorus and written for Will Todd’s wife, soprano Bethany Halliday.  Since that time the work has become firmly established in the choral repertoire.  Mass in Blue is an upbeat jazz setting of the latin mass text for soprano soloist and SATB chorus and has various scoring options.

Performance Info: Mass in Blue can be performed with jazz trio with optional saxophone, or twelve-piece big band or in its orchestral string version with jazz trio. Mass in Blue in it’s Jazz Trio version is published by Oxford University Press, with full scores and ensemble parts for the Full Band and Orchestral Strings versions available from Tyalgum Press under licence from OUP. The OUP Mass in Blue Vocal Score is compatible with all scorings.

Orchestral Strings Version: 
The Mass in Blue orchestral strings version is currently published by Tyalgum Press.
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass (orchestra)
Obbligato Trumpet (optional)
Obbligato Sax (optional)
Timpani / percussion (1 player) [3 timpani, tam-tam, susp cym]

Printed music string parts supplied 4,3,2,3,2.

This version is designed to be used in conjunction with the OUP Mass in Blue Vocal Score and the OUP Jazz Trio parts which need to be purchased separately.

Piano* (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Bass – upright or elec (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Drum Kit (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)

Soprano Solo: fully notated, jazz knowledge and style required
SATB choir

Mass in Blue is recorded on the Signum Classics label in its full band version.

 

Mass in Blue Audio Learning Tracks
Available to choirs preparing for their forthcoming performance of Mass in Blue.

Mass in Blue Instrumental Backing Track
An instrumental backing track of the Mass in Blue performed by the Will Todd Trio is also available for rehearsal purposes.

 

“Todd knows what he’s doing, and he meets the challenge of writing a convincing jazz setting of the mass, and pulls it off magnificently.” This is Derbyshire/ 2011

 

“…Todd’s own Mass in Blue, an upbeat piece that really was uplifting. The choir … sang with gusto, clearly enjoying the work’s soaring lines and rich bluesy harmonies, and Halliday sounded free as a bird. Todd and his players were excellent throughout.”  Tom Owen/ Sheffield Telegraph/ 2008

If you would like to enquire about Will Todd, a Mass in Blue soprano soloist, the Will Todd Trio or the Will Todd Ensemble being part of your Mass in Blue performance or if you are interested hosting a Will Todd workshop or singing day to prepare for your choir’s forthcoming performance please contact us.

When ordering please select the sheet music format in the drop down menu below.
Music is available as a hard copy or a downloadable PDF with a license to make a single copy.

PDFs with a license to make a single copy – for multiple copies of PDFs please select the appropriate number of copies you wish to make in order to purchase the relevant copying license. All PDFs are priced at 50% of the equivalent hard copy sheet music price.

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 TP10%discount at checkout for a 10% discount. For orders of more than 20 copies (not including PDFs) please enter the coupon code TP20%discount at checkout for a 20% discount

 

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Mass in Blue (Vocal Score)

Scored for: Soprano soloist, SATB & Jazz trio (sax*) / (Full band*) /(Strings*)
Level: Medium
Duration: 40 mins

Other Info: Mass in Blue was commissioned in 2003 by Hertfordshire Chorus and written for Will Todd’s wife, soprano Bethany Halliday.  Since that time the work has become firmly established in the choral repertoire. Mass in Blue is an upbeat jazz setting of the latin mass text for soprano soloist and SATB chorus and has various scoring options.

Jazz Trio Version:
Soprano Solo: fully notated, jazz knowledge and style required
SATB choir.
Piano* (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Bass – upright or elec (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Drum Kit (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Obbligato Soprano / Alto Sax (optional)

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Full Band Version:
Soprano Solo: fully notated, jazz knowledge and style required
SATB choir.
Piano* (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Bass – upright or elec (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Drum Kit (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Wind – Alto Sax / Soprano Sax
2nd Wind – Tenor Sax / Clarinet / Flute
3rd Wind – Bass Clarinet / Baritone Sax
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Timpani / percussion (1 player) [3 timpani, tam-tam, susp cym]

Read more about the Mass in Blue Full Band Version

Orchestral Strings Version:
Soprano Solo: fully notated, jazz knowledge and style required
SATB choir.
Piano* (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Bass – upright or elec (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Drum Kit (fully notated, jazz knowledge, improvisation expected)
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Double Bass (orchestra)
Obbligato Trumpet (optional)
Obbligato Sax (optional)
Timpani / percussion (1 player) [3 timpani, tam-tam, susp cym]

Read more about the Mass in Blue Orchestral Strings Version.

The Mass in Blue vocal score is now published by Oxford University Press and is compatible with all scorings.  It is available to purchase or hire. A backing track is also available through OUP.

“Todd’s imaginitive score . . . electrifying.” Jill Barlow/ The Watford Observer/ 2004

 

“a complete triumph for all concerned with a truly memorable performance which filled the Abbey with tremendous sounds” John Manning/ Herts Advertiser/ 2013

If you would like to enquire about Will Todd, a recommended Mass in Blue soprano soloist, the Will Todd Trio or the Will Todd Ensemble being part of your Mass in Blue performance or if you are interested hosting a Will Todd workshop or singing day to prepare for your choir’s forthcoming performance please contact us.

Mass in Blue is recorded on the Signum Classics label

 

Mass in Blue Audio Learning Tracks
Available to choirs preparing for their forthcoming performance of Mass in Blue.

Mass in Blue Instrumental Backing Track
An instrumental backing track of the Mass in Blue performed by the Will Todd Trio is also available for rehearsal purposes.

 

Available to purchase from good music shops. The Mass in Blue vocal score is published by Oxford University Press. Instrumental parts for the Jazz Trio version and a Mass in Blue backing track are also available through OUP.  Full scores and ensemble parts for the Full Band Version and Orchestral Strings Version available from Tyalgum Press under licence from OUP.

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O Come All Ye Faithful

Scored for: SATB & jazz trio (optional brass quintet)
Level: Medium
Duration: 5 mins

 

Other Info:  This arrangement of O Come All Ye Faithful 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).

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

O Come All Ye Faithful is featured on the album Christmas in Blue recorded by St Martin-in-the-Fields on their own label.

O Come All Ye Faithful is published by Boosey and Hawkes.

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O When the Saints

Scored for: SATB & Jazz Trio (optional alto sax, trumpet, trombones and timpani) and optional congregation
Level: Medium
Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

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