Andrew Downes: 1950-2023
Tribute to Andrew Downes on Radio 3:
Composed for Rupert Marshall-Luck with the Central England Camerata under Anthony Bradbury with Leader Anna Downes. Recorded and filmed at the Countess of Huntingdon Hall, Worcester, 2022 Paul Baker.
"Trees", 3 part-songs for SSATBB, composed in response to the Queen's Green Canopy for her Platinum Jubilee 2022. #queensgreencanopy.
Multitrack promotional recording by Soprano Paula Downes with the Trippett Chorale
More info and sheet music
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Andrew Downes Performance Prize 2022:
LAUNCHED NOVEMBER 12th!
Robin Walker announced the upcoming release of his CD for Regent Records of all of Andrew Downes' organ works, recorded by Eastwood Records in Ely Cathedral, at his live streamed recital at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on April 16th. Watch again here. The programme for the recital is here.
Laurence Lewis of Czech Music Direct interviewing Andrew Downes in 2016 about Downes' CD of Symphonies and Overtures recorded by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Ondrej Vrabec for the Artesmon label:
Q&A with Andrew Downes for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association Together meeting on February 26th, 2021 at 10.30am:
Review of Andrew Downes' 6th Symphony in Musical Opinion by Paul Conway:
View the beautiful documentaries below on the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra recordings of Andrew Downes' orchestral works.
Fantastic new video by Nigel Wood of 'Saxtet' of their 1991 premiere performance of Andrew Downes' Earth Dances for Saxophone Quartet:
Here is a sample track:
Multitrack Promotional Recordings by Paula Downes - complete playlist:
BBC Radio 3
"Ranks today among the internationally acclaimed personalities"
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
"Has an impressive command of his art"
"Modern tonal chamber music at its finest"
The Horn Call
"Of remarkable craftmanship and interest, his language is replete with that indefinable term, meaning"
Andrew Downes. Photo by Paul Cartwright