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"Gibraltar, Our Homeland"
For unaccompanied vocal soloist and 3 part SSA choir. Music Video by Paula Downes, 2016.

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O vos omnes
For unaccompanied High Voices. Text from Lamentations of Jeremiah 1:12. Animation by Paula Downes, 2016.

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The Dancers of Huai-nan
Traditional Chinese poem (in English translation) set to music for unaccompanied high voices. Animation by Paula Downes, 2017.

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Piano
Setting of the poem by D.H.Lawrence for high voices (SSSA) with piano accompaniment. Animation by Paula Downes, 2016.



Live performance by Cantamus Girls' Choir.

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Butterfly
Setting of the poem by DH Lawrence for high voices (SSAA) with piano accompaniment. Live performance by Cantamus Girls' Choir.

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Ballads for Christmas
A series of eight short films and animations by Paula Downes, with music for high voices and harp by Andrew Downes, and Christmas texts from around the world, including a French Canadian carol translated by J. Edgar Middleton; traditional Mexican poetry; Eskimo poetry translated by Peter Freuchen; and poems by Samuel Coleridge, William Morris, Thomas Hardy, Charles MacKay and Alfred Tennyson.

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The Huron Carol
Pilgrims in Mexico
The Virgin's Cradle Hymn
The Mother's Song
Shepherd's Carol
Christmas 1924
The Holly Bough
New Year Bells


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Songs of Autumn
A series of six animations by Paula Downes, entitled "Songs of Autumn". Music for primary school children with chamber orchestra or CD by Andrew Downes with poetry from around the world: Florence Hoatson, traditional poem from Trinidad, Li Qiao, Dorothy Wordsworth, Gouri V Kalambi, Margaret Rose.

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Autumn 
Carnival (Trinidad)
Mid Autumn Moon (China)
The Cottager and her Infant
Feast of Lights (Diwali)
Autumn Song



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Songs of the Skies
A series of six short animations by Paula Downes, with music for children and chamber orchestra or CD by Andrew Downes, and poetry by primary school children, coached by Julie Boden to celebrate British Airways in Europe.

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Lift your eyes up to the skies
We are flying out to Elmdon
Ghazal of Italy - Milan and Rome
In Barcelona
Où est Lyon?
Questioning the Clouds


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