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Will Todd writes: 'In writing Jazz Missa Brevis for Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, I have aimed to create simple and lasting music that will work equally well in liturgy or in concert. Drawing on my own piano playing style, all of the movements began life as extended improvisations which I then honed and developed into the completed movements. I hope this ensures that there is a genuine jazz ‘heart’ to each of the sections. In the same way that I would in a jazz gig, I’ve made sure there is a contrast of rhythmic feels between the movements. I hope singers, musicians and conductors will enjoy performing this piece as much as I have enjoyed writing it!'
from notes by Signum Classics © 2019
|Todd: Passion Music & Jazz Missa Brevis|
'Passion Music' was commissioned from Will Todd—one of the UK’s most popular choral composers—for the choirs of St Martin-in-the-Fields and continues the fusion of jazz and choral music so successfully blended in his 'Mass in Blue' which has been ...» More