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Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass: SSA

Vocal Score | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation SSA + accompaniment
Composer Bob Chilcott
Publisher Oxford University Press
A highly original and effective concert setting of the Latin Missa brevis in which the various movements embrace a variety of jazz styles. The characterful piano accompaniment can be played as written or serve as a guide, and bass and drums can join in ad lib.
Language ENG-UK
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Vocal Score
Genre Jazz
Pages 24
ISBN 9780193433281
Edition Number 9780193433281
Catalog No. OUP9780193433281
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  1. Agnus Dei
  2. Benedictus
  3. Gloria
  4. Kyrie
  5. Sanctus

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London GB Experienced amateur choir trainer
I love this piece - wonderful harmonies, melodies which stick in your head...
The piano accompaniment falls under your hands easily, even for a non-jazz pianist. The SSA arrangement is satisfying, and a brief look at the SATB one seems like it is mainly adding TB to SSA rather than re-harmonising which means you could do it with a number of choir configurations(though occasionally the melody is given to TB so you'd need to check if you wanted to do this).
I don't think it would really work as a setting of the mass in a service - it is a fun and beautiful concert piece, but I'd be surprised if many people found the up-tempo numbers appropriate spiritually. (Unless, of course, they go to church for a 'concert'!)
Not really a bad point, just an indication of difficulty: I have started teaching it to our children's choir (6-14 year olds) and they coped easily with the main melodies, but are struggling with the timing and pitching of the supporting harmonies. I think they'll get it in the end, but it isn't totally easy.
Confirmed purchase: 28 January 2015
Published on: 18 February 2015
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