Cantata, Opera and Oratorio Discography

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On this page:

CDs
The Marshes of Glynn (tenor soloist, chorus and orchestra)
Opera - Far from the Madding Crowd

DVDs
Opera - Far from the Madding Crowd
The Ballad of St Kenelm 
(soprano soloist, narrator, actors and small orchestra)

Videos
New Dawn (oratorio)

LPs
The Marshes of Glynn (tenor soloist, chorus and orchestra)


Read about other cantatas, oratorios and operas by Andrew Downes:
Cantatas and Oratorios
Operas



CDs

THE MARSHES OF GLYNN. CENTENARY FIREDANCES
 - Reissue on CD of these two works formally recorded on LP 
and cassette.  Centenary Records CR002 /CR861.  Review (April 2001).
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Cost of CD - £15 inc. p+p

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - sound track to the opera in five acts with libretto by Cynthia Downes. Recorded at the highly acclaimed world premiere performances at the 2006 International Thomas Hardy Festival in Dorchester, Dorset, England.  
Millennium Scholars soloists and the Central England Ensemble, Musical Director David Trippett.  Also available on DVD - see under DVDs below.
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Cost of CD - £15 inc. p+p




DVDs

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - an opera in five acts with libretto by Cynthia Downes. Filmed at the highly acclaimed world premiere performances at the 2006 International Thomas Hardy Festival in Dorchester, Dorset, England.  Millennium Scholars soloists and the Central England Ensemble, Musical Director David Trippett, Director Abigail Cave-Bigley.
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Cost of DVD - £20 inc. p+p




THE BALLAD OF ST KENELM
A setting for solo soprano voice, narrator, actors and instrumental ensemble (fl/picc, ob, bsn, tpt, perc, 4 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vcs, db) of the long poem by FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG.

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Cost of DVD - £15 inc. p+p

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Videos

NEW DAWN an Oratorio in Two Parts - Soloists Debbie Bennett, Louise Brownbill, Tom Solomon and Lawrence Broomfield, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble and Chorus, conducted by Steven Lloyd.
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Cost of Video - £5 inc. p+p


LPs

THE MARSHES OF GLYNN - John Mitchinson, tenor, with Birmingham Conservatoire Choir & Orchestra, conducted by Damian Cranmer Centenary Records 861.
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Cost of LP - £15 inc. p+p


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