Voices that should be heard
Choral Song Cycle (50 mins)
SATB Choir, STB Solos, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Tabla, Sitar, Strings, 2 Keyboards
Music by Bryan Kesselman         
First performance:  26 March 2011,
Harrow High School, Harrow, Middlesex
Texts include
You are loosed from your moorings
(Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave)
— Frederick Douglass
No Free Man
Magna Carta, Chapter 39
Swart Smekyd Smiths—Satire on the Blacksmiths
— Anonymous
Tangled Words
— Text: Bryan Kesselman
Alle Understonden English Tong
(Speculum Vitae)
— Attributed to William of Nassyngton

Traveller, Must You Go?
(The Gardener)
— Rabindranath Tagore
The Indian Serenade
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
Abou Ben Adhem
— Leigh Hunt
From the Rubaiyat of Omar Kkayyam
— Paraphrased by Edward J.FitzGerald
Shifting Sands
— Philip Barnett
from Tales of a Wayside Inn, The Theologian’s Tale, Elizabeth i & iv
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Inferno, xxxiv, 93-94 & 133-139
— Dante Alighieri —Translated by Longfellow

Soloists at the first performance:
Nadine Benjamin (Soprano)
Jonathan Coad (Baritone)
Philip Barnett (Baritone)
Nigel Grant Rogers (Narrator)
Also members of The Amici Chamber Choir,
Tonic Choir and  past and present students
of Harrow High School.
Donna Chapman (Violin), Charles Beldom (Violin),
Robert Winquist (Viola), Robert Dent (Cello),
Jenny Bond (Flute), Tamara Beldom (Clarinet),
David Hulley (Percussion), Jenny Gould (Keyboard),
Chris Coote (Piano), Manohar Kambo (Tabla),
Vijay Jagtap (Sitar)
Conducted by Bryan Kesselman

From Slavery to Freedom
Rights of the individual
Intolerance, Misunderstanding and Anti-Social Behaviour
A Sort of Understanding
Hospitality and Friendship
Regret for the Passing of Youth and the Passage of Time
Onwards to the stars