Mass in Blue (Vocal Score)

£12.50

Scored for: Soprano soloist and SATB (with various instrumental scoring options available)
Level: Medium
Duration: 40 mins

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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 that can be purchased separately.

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)

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]

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]

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.

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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ISBN: 9780193400504
Published by Oxford University Press

If you are interested in performing Mass In Blue, the vocal score and parts are also available for hire from Oxford University Press. Please contact them directly.

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