Listen to Music for Brass

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.

Premiere of Andrew Downes' Sonata for 8 Horns, University of New Mexico 1995 Composers' Symposium, March 29th 1995, 7.30pm, Keller Hall


On this page:
Sonata for Four Horns

Five Dramatic Pieces for 8 Wagner Tubas
Suite for Six Horns
Fanfare for a Ceremony
Sonata for 13 Brass
Suite for Brass Quintet No.1
Sonata for Brass Sextet


Also listen to:
Concerto for Four Horns and Symphony Orchestra
Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano

Or see on youtube:
Sonata for 8 Horns 
Fanfare for a Ceremony




SONATA FOR FOUR HORNS
Played by the horns of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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FIVE DRAMATIC PIECES FOR 8 WAGNER TUBAS
Played by the French Horn section of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

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SUITE FOR SIX HORNS
Played by the french horn section of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Photo by Kreuzschnabel



FANFARE FOR A CEREMONY
Played by the Birmingham School of Music Brass Ensemble Directed by Frank Downes.
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FESTIVAL FANFARE FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN
Played by Gemini Brass.
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Birmingham School of Music (then Birmingham Conservatoire, now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) (Photo by Bs0u10e01)



SONATA FOR 13 BRASS
Brass Ensemble of the Birmingham School of Music (now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) conducted by Andrew Downes, Church of the Ascension, Hall Green, Birmingham, 1979
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Birmingham Cathedral, where Suite No.1 for Brass Quintet was premiered.



SUITE FOR BRASS QUINTET NO.1
Premiere in Birmingham Cathedral by Cambrian Brass on Nov 9th 1983, as part of the Bernard Brown Memorial Concert.
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Dvorak Hall, Prague where Andrew Downes Sonata for Brass Sextet was premiered by Stanislav Suchanek and the Czech Philharmonic Brass Sextet (photo By Nikol Kraft)



SONATA FOR BRASS SEXTET
Premiere in Dvorak Hall, Prague by Stanislav Suchanek and the Czech Philharmonic Brass Sextet on 21st February 2001.
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