Mass in Blue (Jazz Trio Version)
Scored for: Soprano soloist, SATB & Jazz trio (sax*)/ (Full band*) /(Strings*)
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.
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
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.
If you’re interested in performing Mass In Blue, the vocal score and instrumental parts are also available for hire from Oxford University Press. Please contact them directly.