Mass In Blue

Mass in Blue

Mass in Blue (jazz mass) Op.28 (2003)
Bethany Halliday
Jeremy Backhouse
The Vasari Singers
Will Todd
Will Todd Trio
Mass in Blue, performed by ‘one of the most accomplished small choral groups of our time’ (Gramophone), is a brilliant blend of driving jazz grooves and clear, strong, choral writing against which the solo piano and solo soprano voice weave and blend in a delightful aural tapestry.  Will Todd performs a unique fusion of sacred choral music and jazz in his Mass in Blue. This central work is complemented by beautiful musical settings of religious texts, infused with a highly individual and melodic style, bringing the composer’s lifelong love of traditional choral music into the 21st century with spiritual sensitivity and a contemporary edge.

 

Mass in Blue Op. 28
1. Kyrie [6.39]
2. Gloria [3.50]
3. Credo [8.32]
4. Sanctus [5.10]
5. Benedictus [4.16]
6. Agnus Dei [8.52]

7. Christus est stella [3.42]
8. The Christ-Child [3.53]
9. Ave verum corpus [3.33]
10. None other Lamb [2.12]
11. The Rose [4.42]
12. Lead me Lord Soprano solo: Fiona McWilliams [3.14]
13. Lighting the way [3.10]
14. Every stone shall cry [2.27]

 

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"The performances are excellent, as is the recording" Musical Opinion

"The Vasari Singers deliver the irregular rhythms with great punch ... Will Todd’s music receives the strongest possible advocacy on this CD" MusicWeb International

 

 

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