Will Todd: Mass In Blue

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A new recording of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, featuring Nonsuch Singers and Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, conducted by Tom Bullard.

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About this release

“It’s wonderful to have a new recording of Mass in Blue available, this time in the piano trio version rather than the original full band scoring. Nonsuch Singers and conductor Tom Bullard have done a fine job of giving a new spin on the piece, with sparkling contributions from soloist Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and pianist John Turville. The choral timbres are vibrant and engaging and the energy of Mass in Blue shines through in spades.”Will Todd

CD Booklet
  • Mass in Blue; Kyrie - Will Todd
  • Mass in Blue; Gloria - Will Todd
  • Mass in Blue; Credo - Will Todd
  • Mass in Blue; Sanctus - Will Todd
  • Mass in Blue; Benedictus - Will Todd
  • Mass in Blue; Agnus Dei - Will Todd
  • Love walked in - arr. Ward Swingle
  • On a clear day - arr. Darmon Meader
  • Someone to watch over me - arr. Jay Ray
  • Beyond the sea - arr. Alexander L'Estrange
  • Li'l Darlin' - arr. Ward Swingle
  • Back Bay Shuffle - arr. Ward Swingle
  • How do you keep the music playing - arr. Alexander L'Estrange
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Commissioned Programme Note

Written in 2003 and premiered by the Hertfordshire Chorus, with the composer at the piano, and with his wife, Bethany Halliday, as soloist, Will Todd’s Mass in Blue has taken the choral world by storm. Although there have been a number of experiments in liturgical jazz before, by composers including Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington, this particular setting has captured the imaginations of choirs worldwide with its driving grooves and exuberant choral writing. Read more

Production Credits

Catalogue number CR047
Piano John Turville
Bass Alexander L’Estrange
Drums Felix Higginbottom
Engineering & Editing Al Forbes
Mastering Adaq Khan
Recording Locations Westminster Under School and Old Stable Studio
Producer Alexander L’Estrange
Artist Photography Mike Cooter
Cover Artwork Catherine Barnes
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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