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Bryan Kelly

(b. 1934)


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(b Oxford, 1934).

Eng. composer, pianist, and conductor. Taught at RSAMD. Prof. of comp. RCM 1962–84. Moved to It. 1984. Has written several works for children. Prin. comps.:

orch.:

syms.: No.1 (1983), No.2 (1986);

Latin Quarter Overture

(1955);

Music for Ballet

(1957);

The Tempest Suite

, str. (1964);

Cookham ConcertinoDivertimento

(1969); ob. conc. (1972); gui. conc. (1978); for brass band: (1969);

Edinburgh Dances

(1973);

Andalucia

(1976);

Concertante Music

(1979); sym. (1988).

chamber music:

3 Pieces

, vn., pf. (1959);

Aubade, Toccata, and Nocturne

, gui. (1964);

2 Concert Pieces

, cl., pf. (1964);

Zodiac

, cl., pf. (1978);

Suite parisienne

, brass quintet (1979);

Brass Bagatelles

, hn. or bar. or euph., pf. (2003);

Globe Theatre Suite

, rec./picc., pf. (2005).

chorus & orch.:

Tenebrae Nocturnes

, ten., ch., orch. (1965);

The Shell of Achilles

, ten., orch. (1966);

Stabat Mater

, sop., bass, ch., orch. (1970);

At the round earth's imagined corners

, ten., ch., str. (1972);

Let there be light

, sop., narr., ch., orch. (1972–3);

Latin Magnificat

, ch., ww. (1979);

Missa brevis

(1991);

Dover Beach

(1995);

Canterbury Responses

, unacc. ch. (2003);

Kentucky Canticles

, ch., org. (2005).

vocal:

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

(‘Latin American’), ch., org. (1965);

Sleep Little Baby

, carol, SATB (1968);

O Be Joyful

(Caribbean Jubilate), ch., org. (1970);

Abingdon Carols

, unacc. ch. (1973);

Te Deum and Jubilate

, ch., org. (1979).

keyboard:

pf. sonata (1971);

Prelude and Fugue

, org. (1960);

Pastorale and Paean

, org. (1973).

children:

Herod, do your worst

, nativity opera (1968);

On Christmas Eve

, suite of carols, vv., pf. (1968);

The Spider Monkey Uncle King

, opera pantomime (1971);

Half a Fortnight

, unison vv., pf., perc. (1973).

Subjects: Music.


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