Listen to Music for High Voices 

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Paula Downes' image from her animation 'The Huron Carol' from 'Ballads for Christmas based on Andrew Downes' work for high voices

On this page:

Ballads for Christmas - with harp or piano
Gibraltar - unaccompanied
Dancers of Huai-nan - unaccompanied
O Vos Omnes - unaccompanied
'Piano' - with piano
Butterfly - with piano
Wind Song - unaccompanied
Motet & Mass: O Magnum Mysterium - unaccompanied
Runnymede Millennium Choral Evensong - arranged for SSAA (originally SATB)
March: Come let us adore Him 
from Christmas Cantata for SATB and orchestra (also arrangement for SATB with Brass Sextet, Keyboard and Side Drum; and arrangement of March for SA and optional TB with Piano and Side Drum
Ave Maris Stella from Christmas Cantata - unaccompanied SSA
Interlude 1 from children's opera, Odysseus and the Cyclops - 3 parts & orchestra or piano
Te Deum - unaccompanied in 8 parts

Also see:
Mass for Trebles - unison with organ


Other works for High Voices by Andrew Downes

Watch film and animation adaptations of music for high voices by Andrew Downes on youtube

Also listen to music for children and young people

Watch animations for children and young people based on songs by Andrew Downes


Read about other choral works by Andrew Downes:
Choral
Cantatas and Oratorio


The following are multitrack recordings by soprano Paula Downes in 2013 by recording engineer Matthew O'Malley at Birmingham Conservatoire.




BALLADS FOR CHRISTMAS
For High Voices in up to 6 parts and harp with poetry from all around the world.
All voice parts recorded by soprano Paula Downes.
Harpist - Rita Schindler.

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GIBRALTAR OUR HOMELAND

For 3 part SSA choir with soprano soloist.  Music and words by Andrew Downes.
All voice parts recorded by soprano Paula Downes

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DANCERS OF HUAI-NAN
Virtuosic piece for High Voices composed for Cantamus.  
Traditional Chinese poem translated into English.
All voice parts recorded by soprano Paula Downes

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O VOS OMNES
Composed by Andrew Downes for Cantamus for Unaccompanied High Voices.
All voices on this recording performed by soprano Paula Downes

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'PIANO'
Composed by Andrew Downes for Cantamus for High Voices and Piano.
Poetry by D.H. Lawrence
All voices on this recording performed by soprano Paula Downes with pianist David Trippett

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The following were recorded in 2019 by Paula Downes as part of her multitrack project to create promotional recordings of music by Andrew Downes.



'BUTTERFLY'
Composed by Andrew Downes for Cantamus for High Voices and Piano.
Poetry by D.H. Lawrence
All voices on this recording performed by soprano Paula Downes

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WIND SONG
High Voice version recorded by Soprano Paula Downes - Multitrack Promotional Recording.
Native American Poetry in English Translation.
Originally composed for all male voices, setting Thomas Betterton's "What shall I do to show how much I love her?"

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MOTET & MASS: 'O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM' 

High Voice version recorded by Soprano Paula Downes - Multitrack Promotional Recording.

Original score for alto, tenor and bass soloists and SATTBB choir.
Transcription of Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei for SSA soloists and SSAATB choir, with optional organ part, completed by Cynthia Downes in 2006.  These movements transcribed for high voices by Paula Downes in 2017.

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RUNNYMEDE MILLENNIUM CHORAL EVENSONG SERVICE

SSAA version arranged and recorded by Soprano Paula Downes - Multitrack Promotional Recording. Originally for SATB.

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MARCH: "COME, LET US ADORE HIM." from CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Multitrack Promotional Recording by Soprano Paula Downes (there is a version of this movement available for SA and optional TB with Piano and Side Drum here)

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AVE MARIS STELLA
 from CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Multitrack Promotional Recording SSA by Soprano Paula Downes.

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ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS
 
An opera in 3 parts for baritone soloist, child soloists and choir, school orchestra, and piano (teacher's part).
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Interlude 1 - depicting Odysseus's ship sailing over the ocean towards the island, together with Polyphemus living happily at the cave, tending his sheep. Sheet music also available of an arrangement of this for 3 part choir and piano.

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TE DEUM Opus 110 (2017) 6'
Fourth century text set to music for unaccompanied high voices (3 sopranos, 2 mezzo sopranos, 3 altos)
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