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Songs of Peace

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional bass & drums)
Level: Medium
Duration: 23 minutes

Other Info: Songs of Peace is a six movement work including Requiem, Precious Moment, Just as I Am, Ave Verum, A Song of Peace and Into the Stars.  Ave Verum, Precious Moment and Requiem movements from Songs of Peace are available to purchase as separates from Boosey and Hawkes as well as the instrumental parts.

Composer’s note:

Songs of Peace is not a conventional Requiem, but it is a piece about love and loss. Perhaps for that reason it might be appropriate in a memorial context, but should be by no means confined to it: in many ways it is a very ‘life-affirming’ work. It is also designed as a work, which may be performed complete, or as separate movements, or as a selection. I am extremely grateful to Ralph Woodward and the Fairhaven Singers for undertaking to present the first performance of this work.

 

The overall structure gradually made sense as I worked on individual movements, and I didn’t originally set out to write a six-movement piece. But these various choral songs seems to work very well together and share a certain atmosphere. The themes are peace, eternity, love. It is a work in which I remember my mother, Iris Todd, for all the wonderful things she gave me, especially a lifelong interest in choral music and worship. She adored the ‘Ave Verum’ text which I set in the fourth movement, and also the hymn ‘Just as I am’, which she always said she would like at her funeral, and indeed this arrangement in a solo piano version was what I played on that occasion. The voices feel like a natural addition. There is a carol for the second movement, and a soft, ethereal ‘In paradisum’ section at the end, entitled ‘Into the Stars’. The first movement is the opening section of the Requiem Mass, and the ‘Song of Peace’ (movement 5), like the second movement, is a setting of my own text.

 

Catalogue No: M060129742
ISMN: 9790060129742
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Te Deum (Vocal Score)

Scored for: SATB, Youth Choir, Soprano Soloist and (band version: ssax, 2 asax, hrn, 2 trpt, trbn, 2 perc, pno, org, db ) or (strings version: ssax (=asax), timp, pno, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb) or (quartet version: jazz trio, sax and organ)
Level: Medium
Duration: 32 minutes

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Three Jazz Carols

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional jazz ensemble)
Level: Medium

Other Info:  Three Jazz Carols includes arrangements of Away in a MangerOnce in Royal David’s Cityand Silent NightThey can be performed using the supplied piano part or embellished using the chord symbols above.
Double bass may also be used in addition to piano, again following the supplied chord symbols.

Other sets of carols arranged by Will Todd are also available.

Three More Jazz Carols contains arrangements of We three kings, In the Bleak Midwinter and Personent hodie.
Two Extra Jazz Carols includes O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.
Hark the Herald and I Saw Three Ships are also available as a separates.

Recorded by St Martin-in-the-Fields on the album Christmas in Blue.

 

Available to purchase from good music shops. Three Jazz Carols is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

 

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Three Jazz Hymns

Scored for: mixed voices (SATB) & piano, with optional jazz ensemble
Text: English
Difficulty: 4/5

  1. Come Down, O Love Divine (Down Ampney)
  2. God Is Love/Love Divine (Blaenwern)
  3. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy)

These jazz arrangements of well-known hymns were written for Andrew Earis and choirs of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London for various services and BBC broadcasts from that church. The setting of Come down, O Love divine supplies some new harmonic moves to Vaughan Williams’ lovely tune Down Ampney, gradually adding vocal harmony through the verses, with a short descant section in the final verse. The compound-time arrangement of God is Love, which can also be sung to the supplied words of Charles Wesley’s hymn Love Divine, again adds more of Todd’s iconic jazz harmonies and textures in the vocal parts with each successive verse. The setting of Let all mortal flesh keep silence is structured to gradually build layers over the moody piano chords and the pedal harmony. At the end the music builds to a large climax for ‘Lord most high’. The hymns can be performed using the supplied piano part or embellished using the chord symbols above. Double bass may also be used in addition to piano, again following the supplied chord symbols, and parts for optional jazz ensemble are available here. Performers of these hymns should feel free to include the congregation or audience in imaginative ways.

You might also be interested in jazz hymn arrangement Lord For The Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocal Score: ISMN 9790060136412

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Three More Jazz Carols

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional jazz ensemble)
Level: Medium

Other Info: A set of innovative jazz arrangements, including In the Bleak Midwinter, Personent Hodie and We Three Kings.   The carols were originally created for a service of Jazz Carols at St Martin in the Fields, London. Rich harmonies serve to bring new expression to familiar Christmas material.

Other sets of carols arranged by Will Todd are also available.

Three Jazz Carols contains Away in a Manger, Once in Royal David’s City and Silent Night.
Two Extra Jazz Carols includes O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.
The Jazz Carols Hark the Herald and I Saw Three Ships are also available as a separates.

Recordings of Will Todd’s Jazz carols are available on the Christmas in Blue album but St Martin-in-the-Fields

Available to purchase from good music shops. Three More Jazz Carols is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

 

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Towers of the Sun

Scored for: SSAA and piano (optional bass, drums, brass and percussion)
Level: Medium
Duration: 25 minutes

Other Info:  Towers of the Sun was written for the Senior Chamber Choir of Guildford High School and was first performed by them in Holy Trinity Church, Guildford in 2013.

Written for upper voices with piano, it includes optional parts for bass, drums, 2 horns, 2 trumpets and percussion and its duration is circa 25 minutes.

 

 

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

 

Instrumental parts available for hire.  Please contact us for more information.
Piano, Bass, Drum Kit, Trumpets 1&2, Horns 1&2, Percussion

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Two Extra Jazz Carols

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional jazz ensemble)
Level: Medium
Duration: 7 minutes

Other Info:  Two Extra Jazz Carols includes O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.  Recorded by St Martin-in-the-Fields on the album Christmas in Blue.

Other Jazz Carols in this series include the publications Three Jazz Carols, Three More Jazz Carols, I Saw Three Ships and Hark the Herald. 

Available to purchase from good music shops. Two Extra Jazz Carols is published by Boosey & Hawkes.
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Venite

Scored for: SSA & piano
Level: Easy
Duration: 4 minutes

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We Three Kings

Scored for: SATB & piano (optional jazz ensemble)
Level: Medium

Other Info: Included in set of innovative jazz arrangements of three carols, Three More Jazz Carols, originally created for a service of Jazz Carols at St Martin in the Fields, London.  Rich harmonies serve to bring new expression to familiar Christmas material. Other titles included in this publication are Personent Hodie and In the Bleak Midwinter.

Includes parts for jazz trio (piano, bass & drums) & optional brass quintet (horn, 2 trumpets, trombone and tuba).

Other sets of carols arranged by Will Todd are also available.

Three Jazz Carols contains Away in a Manger, Once in Royal David’s City and Silent Night.
Two Extra Jazz Carols includes O Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest You Merry Gentlemen.
The Jazz Carols Hark the Herald and I Saw Three Ships are also available as a separates.

Recordings of Will Todd’s Jazz carols are available on the Christmas in Blue album but St Martin-in-the-Fields

Available to purchase from good music shops. We Three Kings is published by Boosey & Hawkes and available in the publication Three More Jazz Carols.

 

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