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The Himley Trio gave a recital at Downing Place, Cambridge on 21/07/2021, including Andrew Downes' The Four Songs of Bluebeard's Wife with poetry by Julie Boden.

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Trumpeter Steve Lee gave a streamed recital at St Mary's Warwick today (11/06/2021), including Andrew Downes' Meditations for Solo Trumpet at 18:49:

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.

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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.

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Fantastic new video by Nigel Wood of 'Saxtet' of their 1991 premiere performance of Andrew Downes' Earth Dances for Saxophone Quartet:


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Read about the CD Launch on January 6th

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Multitrack Promotional Recordings by Paula Downes - complete playlist:

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"Gorgeous writing"
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"Ranks today among the internationally acclaimed personalities" 
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

"Has an impressive command of his art" 
Opera News

"Modern tonal chamber music at its finest" 
The Horn Call

"Of remarkable craftmanship and interest, his language is replete with that indefinable term, meaning
Fanfare Magazine



Andrew Downes. Photo by Paul Cartwright


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