Compositions by Bryan Kesselman include:

Choral and Stage Works
RAF 100 (2018)
A celebration of the centenary of the RAF including
choral settings of
High Flight and Per Ardua ad Astra
Commissioned by Bentley Priory Museum,
headquarters of RAF Fighter Command in 1940.

what remains? (2017)
For SATB Choir and Piano
For a performance commemorating World War 1
Beyond the Trenches

Bentley Priory Museum
Information about the CD here.

Zimbabwe Suite (2016)
For SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Orchestra
commissioned for performances in Zimbabwe and London

Fighter Command and the Battle for Britain (2015)
Choral Musical in 1 act for community and youth choirs. (30 mins.)
Commissioned by Bentley Priory Museum to commemorate
the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Funded by Arts Council England.

Seven Ages of Man (2015)
For SATB Choir, SB Soloists, Chamber Ensemble or Piano (30 mins.)
Grims Dyke Hotel, Harrow
Tonic Choir

The Mysterious Times of Ignatius Paul Paddington Pollaky (2013)
Gothic Opera.
King's Head Theatre, London (Extracts).

The Time Traveller (2012)
Comic Opera in 1 act. (30 mins.)
Buxton International G&S Festival
Entertaining People

Diamond Jubilee Choral Fanfare (2012)
SASATB Choir + Piano (2 players)
Commissioned by London Borough of Harrow
for the visit of Her Majesty The Queen.

Voices that should be heard (2011)
Choral Song Cycle for Choir and Orchestra (50 mins)
Commissioned by the Old Gaytonian’s Association
Part-funded by Voluntary & Community Grants, Harrow Council
Abou ben Adhem from Voices that should be heard
South Bank Centre — 2013 Chorus Festival
Shifting Sands from Voices that should be heard
South Bank Centre — 2011 Festival of Britain
also for The Queen in 2012

The Strange Case of Mr Drake Kula (2008) --- 1 act musical
Peterborough & St Margaret's School

The Magic Toyshop (2007) --- 2 act musical
Peterborough & St Margaret's School

21st Century Chicken (2005)
Opera Fringe Festival, N.Ireland
'Murder Most Fowl”
Hatstand Opera

Maccabee (2003)
Choir and Chamber Orchestra (45 mins)
Harrow Arts Centre (Received Millennium Award)

93 Million Miles to the Sun (2002) --- 1 act musical
Peterborough & St Margaret's School

Dreyfus: Prisoner of Devil’s Island (1998)
Musical Drama in 2 acts. (2.25 hrs)
St Giles Cripplegate, London
9th International Jewish Music Festival

The Tyger (2005)
Tank Museum, Dorset — Hatstand Opera

It was a Lover and his lass
(Vocal Scherzo) Part song/Quartet
Hatstand Opera at the Dulwich Picture Gallery —‘120 Lovers and Counting’

La Rosa Enflorese—Los Bilbilicos (2002)
Ladino folksong (arr.)
Exeter Festival

The Great Fire of London (2002)
Accompanied Vocal Round
Used in many performances as well as a choral workshop for Voicelab at the
Southbank Centre in 2011 led by leading vocal coach Mary King.

Jabberwocky (1998)
Accompanied Narration Piano and spoken voice—(also orchestral version)
Guildford Lewis Carroll Centenary Festival — Hatstand Opera

The Queen of Hearts
Guildford Lewis Carroll Centenary Festival — Hatstand Opera (1998)

Arrangements and transcriptions
Tonic sings the rings (2012) Tonic Choir
     Choral arrangements of 7 Songs from Round the World

     Roundhouse, Camden Part of Music Nation

Available to buy from ScoreExchange:
Some performed internationally.
The Mikado Overture (Sullivan) arranged from full score for Piano Solo
Emperor Waltz (J.Strauss ll) arranged for String Quartet
O Richard, o mon roi (Richard Coeur de Lion) Baritone aria - voice and piano
La Rosa Enflorese - Los Bilbilicos (Ladino folksong)
Harvest Song: Fear Not, O Land
The Anacreontic Song - To Anacreon in Heav'n (Star Spangled Banner)
Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals arranged for Piano Solo


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The Mysterious Times of Ignatius Paul

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Prisoner of Devils Island

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