With his Latin Jazz Mass Martin Völlinger presents a rousing, multifaceted work, which is equally suited for religious services as well as in concert. This Mass, multifaceted in compositional technique and musicality and characterized by emotions such as joy, trust, hope and happiness, not only enthralls the listener by means of the detailed interpretation of the texts, but also by its combination of various rhythms and styles – from salsa, samba, bossa nova, rumba, tango and gospel to pop ballads and funk. Diversified grooves, catchy characteristic melodies, sophisticated harmony, improvisational elements, solo passages, a diversified choral and instrumental part-writing as well as an abundant formal richness appeal to a large audience. Furthermore, the choral setting is characterized by a well-balanced range and logical part-writing, which is why The Latin Jazz Mass can be performed very well not only by chamber choirs but also by dedicated amateur choirs and small church choirs. A highlight for the performers and the audience alike!
Content: Opening (instrumental) – Kyrie – Gloria – Psalm und Halleluja / Psalm and Hallelujah – Laudato si, mi Signore – Sanctus-Benedictus – Deinen Tod, o Herr, verkünden wir / We proclaim your death – Vater unser / Our Father – Agnus Dei – Herr, ich bin nicht würdig / Lord, I am not worthy – Ave Maria – I looked up – Peace, I give to you – Singt das Lied der Freude über Gott / Sing the song of gladness to our God