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The choral music of Bryan Kelly -

'... an excellently produced CD, with a fine balance of sound ...'

Bryan Kelly - Crucifixion and other choral music. © 2002 Priory Records Ltd

Bryan Kelly will be 69 next January, and it is high time there was a noisy celebration of a versatile talent that has been both ebulliently colourful in those lively orchestral pieces which began to claim our notice forty years ago with his Latin Quarter Overture, and perhaps the greater claim of his devout and reflective choral music which first came my way in the form of his perceptive and beautifully crafted setting of the Stabat Mater. He is a composer highly sensitive to vocal textures. His harmonic language, about which there is something pungent and rather French, is that of a composer who understands choral writing well.

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Copyright © 25 August 2002 Patric Standford, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK


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