Watch Music for Solo Voice 

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Films by Paula Downes:
Songs from Spoon River
Songs of Love
Lost Love
Finished Fields
Old Love's Domain
Dreamland (soprano, soprano saxophone and piano)


Live performances
Dreamland
Sacred Mass for Solo Voice



Also listen (on Soundcloud) to:
Casterbridge Fair for Baritone and Piano

Read about other works for solo voice by Andrew Downes:
Vocal Solo and Song Cycles
Cantatas and Oratorios 


Films by Paula Downes

In 2008, Paula Downes embarked on a long-term project of combining film images with songs by Andrew Downes.  Five song cycles can be seen on her DVD entitled, 'Songs of Love and War'.  Here is the trailer:

Songs from Spoon River
Five short films by Paula Downes, completed in April 2009, with music by Andrew Downes & poetry by Edgar Lee Masters. Each film is narrated by a different ghost who tells of her former life as if reciting her own epitaph from the grave. This set of five films was showcased at the 2014 American Online Film Awards, and was voted for by the public as one of the top ten films of the foreign music video category before being chosen as one of three nominees. Songs from Spoon River is included in Paula's recent DVD of all her films, Songs of Love & War

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Ollie McGee
Russian Sonia
Rebecca Wasson
Dora Williams
Sarah Brown


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Songs of Love
Four short films by Paula Downes, completed in August 2011, with music by Andrew Downes & poetry Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson and Eliza Acton. Songs of Love is included in Paula's recent DVD of all her films, Songs of Love & War

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How Do I Love Thee
To My Dear And Loving Husband
One Blessing Had I
I Love Thee


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Lost Love
Four short films by Paula Downes, completed in July 2012, with music by Andrew Downes & poetry by Thomas Hardy. Lost Love is included in Paula's recent DVD of all her films, Songs of Love & War

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The Walk
Lost Love
A Night in November
Last Love Word


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Finished Fields
Four short films by Paula Downes, released in November 2012 for Remembrance Day, with music by Andrew Downes, poetry by Wilfred Owen and original First World War footage. Finished Fields is included in Paula's recent DVD of all her films, Songs of Love & War

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1914
Futility
Asleep
Happiness


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Old Love's Domain
Five short films by Paula Downes, released in January 2013, with music by Andrew Downes & poetry by Thomas Hardy. Old Love's Domain is included in Paula's recent DVD of all her films, Songs of Love & War

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View each song separately (these links swill open new browsers):

The Division
Something Tapped
Where The Picnic Was
At Castle Boterel
The Curtains Now Are Drawn


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A film by Soprano Paula Downes released in September 2017 with music by Andrew Downes and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. Piano - David Trippett, Soprano Saxophone - Sally MacTaggart


Live performance:

Paula Downes (soprano), Anna Downes (violin), David Trippett (piano)

Part 1



Part 2

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SACRED MASS FOR SOLO VOICE 
Performed by Paula Downes at Keats House, Hampstead, London, May 2016.
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