Mass in Blue

Full Band Version

Will Todd
Full Score
In stock


Mass in Blue was commissioned in 2003 by Hertfordshire Chorus and written for Will Todd's wife, soprano Bethany Halliday. Since that time 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 is published by Oxford University Press, with full scores and ensemble parts for the Full Band aavailable from Tyalgum Press under licence from OUP. The OUP Mass in Blue Vocal Score is compatible with all scorings.

Full Band Version: The Mass in Blue full band version is currently published by Tyalgum Press.

Full band version: 1st 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]

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.

Additional Information

Item Number: TP700660
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 100
Publication Date: 22/03/2019
ISMN: 9790570700660
Format: 297 x 420
Voices: SATB
Instrumentation: Soprano soloist, SATB Choir & Jazz Ensemble

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