New York Mass
Jazz Mass

Schoepsdau’s Jazz Mass is one of the few mass compositions that consistently strive for an organic combination of composition and improvisation. The work is based on the English mass text, which is interpreted musically. The “New York Mass” appears in a variety of Jazz styles: The composer combines Swing passages and flowing Latin American rhythms with gripping funk and gospel elements to create a homogeneous whole.

That’s Jazz! A varied, thoroughly jazzy composition. Well thought-out, complex and convincing. (Musik & Kirche)

Homogeneous overall work, compositional highlights. (Jazz Podium)

“A great work! Christoph has managed to combine jazz elements and traditional text in a remarkable way. The vocal part is particularly noteworthy, in which he uses all the important harmonic elements of jazz harmony in a way that is easy to sing.” (Darmon Meader, New York Voices)

Nothing seems forced, twisted or out of style. Schoepsdau has convincingly brought together English-language spiritual texts and jazz/pop stylistics. (Matthias Becker – publicist, arranger and conductor)

Christoph’s composition is so interesting and innovative.(Michele Weir, Phil Mattson School for Vocal Jazz)


Author: Christoph Schoepsdau
Instrumentation: S.A.T.B., pno, dr, b, guit, sop sax
Difficulty: medium-difficult
Duration: approx 55 minutes

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Available versions:

• Full Score (ZE 4000, ISBN 978-3-940745-01-9, 138 pages, ring binding) € 24,90
• Vocal Score (ZE 4001, ISBN 978-3-940745-02-6) € 12,00
Bulk price! From 10 pcs. only € 9,90, from 50 pcs. only € 8,90

• mp3 download € 4,99

• Instrumental Pak (ZE 4008) € 30,00
The complete set of parts for the band: soprano saxophone, guitar, piano, bass and drums.
• Piano (ZE 4004) € 12,00
• Bass (ZE 4005) € 6,00
• Drums (ZE 4006) € 6,00
• Guitar (ZE 4003) € 6,00
• Soprano Saxophone (ZE 4002) € 5,00

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