Music For Children & Young People 

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Children's Opera
Unaccompanied High Voices
High Voices with Piano
High Voices with Piano or Harp
Children with Orchestra or CD
Christmas
Autumn


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Children's Opera


ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS Opus 25 (1981) 
35'
An opera in 3 parts for baritone soloist, child soloists and choir, school orchestra, and piano (teacher's part). 
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Unaccompanied High Voices

O VOS OMNES Opus 23 (1981) 4'
Latin Motet for high voices (SSSA).
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Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptation of Andrew Downes' O vos omnes, 2016



THE DANCERS OF HUAI-NAN Opus 48 No.1 (1992)
 
5'
Traditional Chinese poem (in English translation) set to music for unaccompanied high voices.
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Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptation of Andrew Downes' The Dancers of Huai-nan, 2017



GIBRALTAR, OUR HOMELAND Opus 48 No.2 (1994) 3'  
For unaccompanied vocal soloist and 3 part SSA choir.
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Image of Gibraltar eastside (author: CC BY-SA 3.0) used in Paula Downes' video adaptation of Gibraltar by Andrew Downes



THE HOLLY BOUGH 
From Ballads for Christmas

Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptation of Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas, 2016

High Voices with Piano Accompaniment



PIANO Opus 32 (1985)
 
5'  
Setting of the poem by D.H.Lawrence for high voices (SSSA) with piano accompaniment.
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Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptation of Andrew Downes' Piano, 2016



BUTTERFLY Opus 104 (2013) 7' 
Setting of the poem by DH Lawrence for high voices (SSAA) with piano accompaniment.
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High Voices with Harp/Piano Accompaniment



BALLADS FOR CHRISTMAS Opus 49 (1992) 
30'  
8 Christmas poems from around the world set to music for high voices and harp/piano.
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Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptation of Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas, 2016



Children with Orchestra or CD



CHRISTMAS CANTATA Opus 4 (1974) 15'

Cantata in 7 short movements for young voices (SATB) and school orchestra.
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SONGS OF AUTUMN Opus 85 (2003) 17'  
A musical journey, during October, to different parts of the world, for children's voices with instrumental ensemble or CD
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Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptations of Andrew Downes' Songs of Autumn for Children's choir and chamber orchestra or CD, 2016



SONGS OF THE SKIES Opus 88 (2005) 19'

Celebrating British Airways in Europe.

For young voices with Chamber Orchestra or CD.

Poetry by schoolchildren coached by Julie Boden.

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Image from Paula Downes' animation adaptations of 
Andrew Downes' Songs of the Skies, 2016



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