Listen to Cantatas and Oratorios 

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:
A St Luke Passion for baritone soloist, SATB choir, piano duet, percussion (2 players) and string orchestra
Awaiting Dawn from New DawnOratorio for SATB soloists, SATB chorus and symphony orchestra including guitar ensemble.
Christmas Cantata
Cantata in 7 short movements for SATB and orchestra.


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


Or watch on youtube:
The Marshes of Glynn - tenor solo, chorus, orchestra

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)


Read about:
Cantatas and Oratorios by Andrew Downes



A SAINT LUKE PASSION
The story of the death and resurrection of Christ set to music for baritone soloist, SATB choir, piano duet, percussion (2 players) and string orchestra.

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AWAITING DAWN FROM NEW DAWN
Oratorio for SATB soloists, SATB chorus and symphony orchestra including guitar ensemble. The texts are 19th century translations of traditional poetry from various tribes of North American Indians, predominantly of the New Mexico area. Multitrack recording by Paula Downes.

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CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Cantata in 7 short movements for SATB and orchestra.
Composed for The Chamber Choir, Girls' Choir and Chamber Orchestra of Thames Valley College, Twickenham. Multitrack promotional recording by soprano Paula Downes.

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Premiere in 1974 recorded on a tape recorder: The Chamber Choir, Girls' Choir and Chamber Orchestra of Thames Valley College, Twickenham, directed by Andrew Downes, on December 18th 1974.

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