ISM Articles about Andrew Downes

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Andrew Downes' talk on "Listening" for the ISM Conference, 1988


ISM Journal articles spanning a lot of the career of English composer Andrew Downes, about his numerous performances and his School of Composition and Creative Studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the 1990s and beyond.



1990: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Two Pianos



November 1990: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' The Marshes of Glynn; Symphonies 1 and 2; Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra



February 1991: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Song of the Prairies



March 1991: School of Creative Studies



June 1991: Fireworks Fantasia; School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Centenary Firedances



July 1991: School of Creative Studies



January 1992: School of Creative Studies



March 1993: Andrew Downes' Symphony No.3; A St Luke Passion



March 1993: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Symphony No 3



September 1993: Andrew Downes' A St Luke Passion; Suite for Brass QuintetBallads for Christmas



September 1993: School of Creative Studies



October 1993: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' A St Luke Passion



March 1994: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Sonata for Violin and Piano



May 1994: School of Creative Studies



June 1994: School of Creative Studies



August 1994: School of Creative Studies

October 1994: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Sonata for Violin and PianoSongs from Spoon RiverBlazon for Brass QuintetCentenary FiredancesThe Death of Goliath



November 1994: School of Creative Studies



January 1995: School of Composition and Creative Studies



May 1995: Andrew Downes' Fanfare for Madam SpeakerSonata for 8 Horns



May 1995: School of Composition and Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' String Quartet No.3Fanfare for Madam Speakerradio interview



November 1995: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Two Pianos



December 1995: Andrew Downes' Idyll: In the Gardens of Burdwan, Sonata for Oboe and Piano



January 1996: Indo-Jazz fusions and Andrew Downes' Mela Kamavardhani



February 1996: School of Creative Studies: Indo Jazz Fusions



February 1996: School of Composition



May 1996: Andrew Downes: Sonata for Two Pianos



June 1996: School of Composition and Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Sonata for Eight Flutes



June 1996: Andrew Downes' Symphony No 4 for Symphonic Wind Band; Sonata for 8 Horns



July 1996: Andrew Downes' Concert Overture Towards a New Age



October 1996: School of Composition and Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Sonata for Eight Flutes



March 1997: Andrew Downes' Concert Overture Towards a New Age; Fourth Symphony for Symphonic Concert Band; Concerto for Two Pianos and Strings; Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar and Strings



March 1997: Andrew Downes' Concert Overture Towards a New Age


May 1997: Composition teaching in New Mexico and Andrew Downes' Sonata for Eight Flutes or Flute Choir



May 1997: School of Creative Studies



June 1997: School of Composition; Andrew Downes' Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar and Strings, and Concerto for 2 Pianos and Strings



November 1997: Andrew Downes' Fantasia for Alto & Bass Flute Solos with 5-Part Concert Flute Choir Accompaniment



February 1998: School of Composition; Andrew Downes' Symphony No.4 for Wind Band



May 1998: Andrew Downes' Concerto for Two Pianos and String Orchestra



June 1998: School of Composition; Andrew Downes' Fantasia for Alto & Bass Flute Solos with 5-Part Concert Flute Choir Accompaniment



November 1998: Gold medal for Andrew Downes from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for his Concert Overture Towards a New Age



March 1999: School of Composition; Andrew Downes' Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir



May 1999: School of Composition and Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir


June 1999: Andrew Downes' Concerto for Two Pianos and String Orchestra; Symphony No.4 for Wind Band; Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir; Fantasia for Alto and Bass Flute Solos with Flute Choir; The Souls of the Righteous; String Quartet No.1 and No.3



June 1999: Birmingham Chamber Music Society composition prize

January 2000: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Eight Horns; Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar & Strings; Flute works



March 2000: School of Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' New Dawn; Flute music



October 2000: School of Composition and Creative Studies; Andrew Downes' Sonata for Piccolo and Piano



December 2000: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Eight Pianists playing Four Pianos



January 2001: Andrew Downes' Concerto for Four Horns and Symphony Orchestra



February 2001: Andrew Downes' Piano Sonata No.1


March 2001: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Eight Horns CD; Sonata for Brass Sextet; Concerto for 4 Horns & Orchestra; works for Flute Choir CD; Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar & Strings CD; song cycles CD; Sonata for Oboe and Piano CD; The Marshes of Glynn and Centenary Firedances CD; Sacred Choral Music CD


September 2001: Andrew Downes' Symphony No.2; Oratorio New Dawn; Sonata for 8 Horns; Concerto fo 4 Horns and Symphony Orchestra



December 2001: Birmingham Conservatoire School of Composition and Creative Studies Music Extra Festival; Andrew Downes' Symphony No.5 for Flute Orchestra



January 2002: Birmingham Conservatoire School of Composition and Creative Studies Music Extra Festival; Andrew Downes' Symphony No.5 for Flute Orchestra


February 2002: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Two Pianos



February 2002: Andrew Downes' Concerto for Four Horns and Symphony Orchestra



December 2002: Andrew Downes' Piano Sonata No.1



February 2003: Andrew Downes' Celtic Rhapsody for Soprano and Symphony Orchestra; Piano Sonata No.2; Piano Sonatina; Concerto for Native American Flute and Strings



September 2003: Andrew Downes' The Souls of the Righteous and The Lord is my Shepherd



December 2003: Andrew Downes' Piano Sonata No.2



February 2004: Andrew Downes' Dream-Land for soprano, soprano saxophone and piano



September 2004: Andrew Downes' Songs of Autumn; Dream-Land; Old Love's Domain; Songs from Spoon River; Mountain Song; Sonata for Flute and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Concerto for Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar and Strings; Symphony No.5 for flute orchestra; The Lord is my Shepherd; The Souls of the Righteous



November 2004: Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas



January 2005: Andrew Downes' Songs of Autumn; Preces and Responses; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from Runnymede Service; The Lord is my Shepherd CD; Mountain Song



March 2005: Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas; The Lord is my Shepherd and Our Father; Piano Sonata No.2; Old Love's Domain; Far from the Madding Crowd; Celtic Rhapsody



April 2005: Talk by Andrew Downes



August 2005: Talk by Andrew Downes, Chairman of the West Midlands Region



September 2005: Andrew Downes' Sonata for 8 Flutes; Sonata for 8 Horns; Celtic Rhapsody; Music for High Voices; Music for 8 Cellos and 5 Timpani; Dream-Land; The God Marduk; Sonatina for Piano; Piano Sonata No.2; Sonata for Oboe and Piano; Old Love's Domain; Responses; Toccata for Small Orchestra; O Praise the Lord; Carnival and Autumn Moon; I will Lift up mine Eyes to the Hills; The Forest at Dawn; The Lord is my Shepherd; The Souls of the Righteous; Five Dramatic Pieces for Eight Wagner Tubas



November 2005: Andrew Downes' Five Dramatic Pieces for Eight Wagner Tubas


December 2006: Pianist Duncan Honeybourne champions works of Andrew Downes; Seven Preludes for Piano; Sonata for Two Pianos; Old Love's Domain


January 2006: Andrew Downes, Chairman of the West Midlands Region



April 2006: Andrew Downes' Ballads for Christmas; Sonata for Oboe and Piano; Seven Preludes for Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano; The Cottager and her Infant; Old Love's Domain; Far from the Madding Crowd



October 2006: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Two Pianos; Old Love's Domain; Far from the Madding Crowd; Mountain Song; Unaccompanied Sacred Choral Music; String Quartet No.1; Lost Love; Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir; O Love the Lord all Ye His Saints; 7 Preludes for Piano



February 2007: Vote of thanks to outgoing Chairman of the Birmingham Centre, Andrew Downes; Seven Preludes for Piano; Sonata for 8 Flutes or Flute Choir



May 2007: Andrew Downes' Symphony No.5 for flute orchestra; The Lord is my Shepherd; Prelude, Fanfare and Postlude for Organ; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Piano Sonata No.2; Centenary Firedances; Concerto for Native American Flute and Strings; String Quartet No.1; Sonata for Double Bass and Piano; Far from the Madding Crowd



December 2007: Andrew Downes' Pastorale, Elegy and Folk Dance; Sonata for Double Bass and Piano; Sonata for Organ; String Quartet No.1; Far from the Madding Crowd; Seven Preludes for Solo Piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano; The God Marduk; Mountain Song; Symphony No.5 for flute orchestra; The Souls of the Righteous; Songs from Spoon River; Christmas Cantata; Sacred Mass for Unaccompanied Solo Voice; Sacred Mass for Unaccompanied Solo Violin; Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano; Sonata for Horn and Piano



June 2008: Andrew Downes' In Memoriam Herbert Howells



September 2008: Duncan Honeybourne's Piano Music from the Midlands CD



October 2009: Andrew Downes' Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orchestra



February 2009: Andrew Downes' Songs of Love



June 2009: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Flutes



June 2009: Andrew Downes' Sonata for Horn and Piano; Sonata for Violin, Horn and Piano; Finished Fields; Old Love's Domain; Songs from Spoon River; Lost Love; sacred choral music; In the Gardens of Burdwan: Sonata for Oboe and Piano; Suite for Six Horns; Concerto for Piano and Symphony Orchestra; Sonata for Contrabass Flute and Piano



January/February 2014: Andrew Downes' Butterfly; Jubilate; The Ballad of St Kenelm



May/June 2014: Andrew Downes Performance Prize



July/August 2016: Andrew Downes' Symphonies and Overtures recorded for CD by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Ondrej Vrabec for the Artesmon Label


September 2020: #andrewdownes70, a year of concerts to celebrate the composer's 70th Birthday, raising money for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research.

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