Watch Opera, Cantata, and Oratorio 

If you have performed in any of Andrew Downes' works or come to listen, please share your experiences in the Premieres Blog! Also see what others have said. Thank you so much for your contribution.

On this page:
Far from the Madding Crowd - 
opera
Odysseus & the Cyclops 
children's opera
The Marshes of Glynn tenor solo, chorus, orchestra
New DawnSATB 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


Also listen to:
A Saint Luke Passion for baritone soloist, SATB choir, piano duet, percussion (2 players) and string orchestra.

The Death of Goliath - Dramatic Cantata for Soprano, High Counter-Tenor/Mezzo-Soprano and Baritone soloists with piano


Read about:
Cantatas and Oratorios by Andrew Downes

Operas by Andrew Downes



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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ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS 

An opera in 3 parts for baritone soloist, child soloists and choir, school orchestra, and piano (teacher's part).
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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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