Listen to Concertos 

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.

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On this page:
Concerto for Four Horns and Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Two Pianos and String Orchestra
Five Movements for Piano & Strings
Concerto for Native American Flute and Strings
Concerto for Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar and Strings


Also watch on youtube:
Concerto for Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar and Strings 
Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Two Pianos and String Orchestra (live performance)

Read about other works for soloists with orchestra by Andrew Downes:
Soloists with Orchestra



CONCERTO FOR FOUR HORNS AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Solo Horns: Radek Baborak, Ondrej Vrabec, Stanislav Suchanek, Zdenek Divoky, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Valek
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CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Composed for pianist Duncan Honeybourne, the Central England Ensemble and Music Director Anthony Bradbury, and first performed by them at Birmingham Town Hall on 1st March 2009.
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CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS AND STRING ORCHESTRA
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Computer generated version Watch a live performance

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3


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FIVE MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO AND STRINGS
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Premiere performance, 12th December 1977Recital Hall of the Birmingham School of Music (now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), by pianist Malcolm Wilson and the Birmingham School Of Music String Orchestra, conducted by Geoffrey Duggan.


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CONCERTO FOR NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE (or alto flute) AND STRINGS
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This concerto was first performed on a Cedarwood flute made by Pueblo Indians. The premiere took place on 25th March 2003 in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Birmingham Conservatoire Music Xtra Festival. Soloist, Rebecca Massey, who learnt the instrument especially for the occasion, was accompanied by the Strings of the Central England Ensemble. The conductor was Richard Laing.


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CONCERTO FOR GUITAR, ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR AND STRINGS
recorded for CD in July 1999, by Simon Dinnigan and Fred T.Baker together with String players from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer. The CD, entitled Concerto for Two Guitars (Classicprint label - CPVP013CD), also features Cool Largowhich is an arrangement for guitar and electric bass guitar of Downes' Piano Sonatina Mvt 2.
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