Mass in Blue (Orchestral Strings version) (Instrumental Parts)


Scored for: Soprano soloist, SATB and Jazz trio (sax*)/ (Full band*) /(Strings*)
Level: Moderate
Duration: 40 minutes

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



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.

Additional information


String Version Instrumental Parts: ISMN 9790570700691
Catalogue number TP700691
Published by Tyalgum Press

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