Composed in 2003, Will Todd's Mass In Blue is fast becoming a staple of the choral repertory. A dynamic jazz setting of the Latin mass, the work features driving grooves and blues harmonies, with provision for short Piano solos (notated or improvised) and great moments of musical interplay between soloists and choir.
Mass In Blue has been recorded by the Vasari Singers on the Signum Classics label. After 150 performances, the composer has now revised the work, making it accessible to a larger number of choirs.
The piece is scored here for solo Soprano, SATB, Piano, Bass and Drums, with optional Alto Saxophone.