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Jazz Missa Brevis (ASB #16)

Jazz Missa Brevis (ASB #16)


A fun new SSATB setting of the Latin Mass by Don Gillthorpe, along with six new jazz motets by SfP composers. Edited by Mark Jordan.

In this volume, we are delighted to present a collection of pieces for liturgical or concert performance which draw influence from a variety of jazz styles; these include a new a capella setting of the Latin Mass by Don Gillthorpe and six new motets by Sing for Pleasure composers. All music can be performed a cappella, but chord symbols are provided and jazz band accompaniment is encouraged.

You can hear the whole Jazz Missa Brevis in performance on YouTube here.

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Jazz Missa Brevis (Don Gillthorpe)
Sanctus & Benedictus
Agnus Dei

Jazz Motets
Ave verum corpus (Mark Jordan)
O salutaris hostia (Nick Graham)
Regina caeli (Baz Chapman)
Ave Maria (Baz Chapman)
Pange Lingua (Katy Cooper)
O sacrum convivium (Oliver Tarney)

Composer Information

Don Gillthorpe is Director of Music at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy in Lancaster, where he has established a thriving department with a culture of music making as an integral part of school life. As part of the school’s wider remit, Don is a Lead Practitioner and a Specialist Leader in Education, supporting other music departments and leading a school-centred Secondary Music PGCE programme. Don is Head of Publications for Sing for Pleasure as well as tutoring on SfP conducting courses.  Alongside this, Don is Director of Music at Lancaster Priory and Director of Church Music for the Morland Choristers’ Camp.