Bob Chilcott's Nidaros Jazz Mass for SATB choir and Piano, with optional Bass and Drum Kit.
The Nidaros Jazz Mass draws on a variety of jazz styles to present a fun and innovative setting of the Latin Missa brevis. With a gentle Kyrie, funky Gloria, ballad-like Sanctus, laid-back Benedictus and passionate Agnus Dei, this work breathes new life into familiar words, perfectly combining the contemporary with the ancient.
The stylistic Piano part can be played as written or serve as a guide, and an optional Bass and Drum Kit part is available separately for jazz trio accompaniment. Ideal for all mixed-voice choirs, the Nidaros Jazz Mass will make a groovy and soulful addition to any concert programme.
This work was originally commissioned in a version for upper voices by the Nidaros Cathedral Girls' Choir of Trondheim, Norway.