Kerensa Briggs: Requiem
Now in her early thirties, Kerensa Briggs could hardly have enjoyed a more salubrious childhood for a composer of sacred choral music, surrounded by music in Gloucester Cathedral close, singing in choirs and hearing the daily choral services.
Briggs went on to study music and sing as a choral scholar at King’s College London, and her music and her understanding of the way the voice works have their roots in this deep immersion.
This recording is the first dedicated to her music, in a portrait programme of premieres.
Joseph Fort and The Choir of King’s College London continue to attract widespread critical acclaim, both for the ambition of their recorded programmes and for their polished and mature execution.
*** NEXT POSTAGE DATE IS MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2023 ***
1-9 Requiem [34:19]
10 Prelude on ‘Pange Lingua’ [6:57]
11-12 Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (The Windsor Service) [7:25]
13 Inner Light [2:39]
14 I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121) [4:32]
Total playing time [55:57]
All tracks are premiere recordings