Jazz Missa Brevis is scored for SATB and jazz piano trio (Piano, Bass, Drums). Although the choral parts are presented as SATB, the Tenor and Bass can easily be seen as a pair of baritone parts (often in unison). The piano part is complete in itself allowing the work to be performed with just a piano accompaniment. The bass part could also be played on the electric bass.
This is the full conductor's score which includes the fully notated bass and drum parts.
Additionally, a vocal score (piano and SATB) is available, as well as a set of parts for piano, bass, and drums.
For a performance just with piano the vocal score is all that might be needed. For a performance with a trio, the conductor may wish to work from this full score.
Although the pianist could work from the vocal or full score the parts set includes a part for piano which minimises page turns and adds chord symbols to facilitate additional jazz improvisation.
A specially recorded backing track is also available - please contact us more more information.
Jazz Missa Brevis was first performed by Penarth Cavatina Singers and Stanwell School Choir in November 2018.
In 2021 Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society produced a 'lockdown' video performance which is available to view on YouTube.
- Size: 31 x 21 cm
- number of pages: 48
- duration: 15' 30"
- ISMN Number: 9790570530922
- Brand: Fieldgate Music
- Product Code: FM 092
- Weight: 0.2kg