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Far from the Madding Crowd (opera)

The Marshes of Glynn (tenor solo, chorus, orchestra)
New Dawn (SATB soloists, chorus, orchestra including guitars)
The Ballad of St Kenelm (soprano solo, narrator, actors and instrumental ensemble (fl/picc, ob, bsn, tpt, per, 4 vlns, 2 vlas, 2 vcs, db)




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Cantatas and Oratorio



Opera

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

Three video clips from the commercial DVD of Andrew Downes' opera based on the novel by Thomas Hardy:
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Act 2, Scene 3



Act 4, Scene 1




Act 4, Scene 3



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Chorus with Orchestra

THE MARSHES OF GLYNN

Cantata for Tenor solo, Chorus and Orchestra.  Poem by Sidney Lanier.
John Mitchinson (Tenor), Birmingham Conservatoire Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Damian Cranmer
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Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



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NEW DAWN - clips of the premiere
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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THE BALLAD OF ST KENELM - clips of performances at the Hagley, Bewdley and Winchcombe Festivals.
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