Seek ye first the kingdom of God
This short but beautifully crafted motet for upper voices was composed for the combined girls choirs of Godolphin & Latymer School whilst Kerensa Briggs was Composer in Residence there in 2019. The well-known biblical text (Matthew 6: 33–4), often used as a hymn, is set with a reflective character in a largely homophonic texture using the composer’s signature rich harmonies. Essentially in three parts, there is further division which adds colour and expression. Suitable for intermediate upper voice choirs looking to expand their repertoire and bring new life to a familiar text.
Diverse in terms of theme and mood, with works suitable for a variety of festive and commemorative occasions, both sacred and secular, this series provides an exciting collection of contemporary works for choirs of all types, voicings and abilities.
Spanning many different styles including the jazz-influenced world of Will Todd’s Jazz Carols and Iain Farrington’s The Blues Service, the tranquil beauty of James MacMillan’s Ave Maris Stella, and the energetic jubilation of Gareth Treseder’s Blessed be that Maid Marie, the series provides a wealth of new music, perfect for choirs looking to expand their horizons and explore new repertoire.