Letters following the Premiere of The Marshes of Glynn by Andrew Downes in 1986

Cantata for tenor solo, SATB choir and symphony orchestra.

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.

Programme for the premiere

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Read Cynthia Downes' account of the premiere



From Louis Carus, Head of the Birmingham School of Music, to Andrew Downes:



From David Leyland to Louis Carus, Head of the Birmingham School of Music:



From Christopher Robinson, Organist & Master of the Choristers, St George's Chapel, Windsor, to 
Louis Carus, Head of the Birmingham School of Music:



From John Hosier, Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to Louis Carus, Head of the Birmingham School of Music:



From John Humphreys, Piano Teacher at the Birmingham School of Music, to Andrew Downes:



From Peter and Alvena Grant, Founders and Directors of The Midland Boy Singers, to Andrew and Cynthia Downes:



From Louis Carus, Head of the Birmingham School of Music, to Andrew Downes:



From Professor Lionel Pike,
Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London:



From Violinist Ernest Element:



Letter from Marjorie Lofthouse, Presenter of Woman's Hour, to Andrew Downes:



From Mrs Poxon, a Woman's Hour Listener:



From Ann Tennant, Presenter of BBC Midlands Today, to Andrew Downes:



From Baritone Gordon Clinton, former Head of the Birmingham School of Music and Singing Teacher at the Royal College of Music, to Andrew Downes:



From Andrew Downes' Dentist, David Holden:



From Andrew's brother-in-law, Tim Cooper:



From Israel Ross, Professor of World Music, University of New York, to Andrew Downes:



From Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Producer and Pianist, Eric Wetherell, to Andrew Downes:



From in-coming Head of the Birmingham School of Music, Roy Wales:



From MP Robert Jackson to Andrew Downes:



From Wendy Jobson, member of Southend Festival Chorus, to Andrew Downes:



From Michael Crabb, Borough Musical Director, Southend-On-Sea, to Andrew Downes:



From Poet Jim Hacobian to Andrew Downes:



From Chorus member Nigel Martin to Andrew Downes:



From C
horus member Jeremy Wilkinson to Andrew Downes:

More info on this work
Read Cynthia Downes' account of the premiere

Have you performed in this work or come to watch? Please share!

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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