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Listen to Music For Children & Young People 

On this page:
Unaccompanied High Voices
High Voices with Piano
High Voices with Piano or Harp
Children with Orchestra or CD
Christmas
Autumn
Children's Opera - Odysseus and the Cyclops
Audiobook - Climate Change book for children

Also see:
Mass for Trebles - with organ


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Read about other music for Children and Young People by Andrew Downes


Watch film and animation adaptations of music for Children and Young People by Andrew Downes

Unaccompanied High Voices


O VOS OMNES 

Latin Motet for high voices (SSSA).
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THE DANCERS OF HUAI-NAN 
Traditional Chinese poem (in English translation) set to music for unaccompanied high voices.
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GIBRALTAR, OUR HOMELAND  
For unaccompanied vocal soloist and 3 part SSA choir.
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THE HOLLY BOUGH 
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From Ballads for Christmas


High Voices with Piano Accompaniment



PIANO
 
Setting of the poem by D.H.Lawrence for high voices (SSSA) with piano accompaniment.
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BUTTERFLY
Setting of the poem by D.H.Lawrence for high voices (SSSA) with piano accompaniment.
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MARCH: "COME, LET US ADORE HIM." from Christmas Cantata
Arrangement of Movement 5 for SA and optional TB Choir with Piano and Side Drum
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High Voices with Harp/Piano Accompaniment



BALLADS FOR CHRISTMAS 

8 Christmas poems from around the world set to music for high voices and harp/piano.
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Children with Orchestra or CD

SONGS OF AUTUMN 
A musical journey, during October, to different parts of the world, for children's voices with instrumental ensemble or CD
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SONGS OF THE SKIES 

Celebrating British Airways in Europe.
For young voices with Chamber Orchestra or CD.
Poetry by schoolchildren coached by Julie Boden.
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SONGS FOR THE PLANET
Songs about Climate Change.
Poetry by
schoolchildren coached by Julie Boden (song 1) and Paula Downes (songs 2-6)
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Children's Opera

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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1) 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.

2) "Odysseus and his Men" - March depicting Odysseus arriving on the island with his men. Sheet music available for and arrangement of this for unison voices with piano.

3) Odysseus and his Men arrive at the cave


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THE TANTRUM THAT SAVED THE WORLD
English Music Festival Educational Project, 2021. Andrew Downes was asked for a work for narrator and solo violin, so Paula Downes put the book, The Tantrum That Saved The World, a book about Climate Change for children by Megan Herbert and Michael E. Mann together with Andrew Downes' Mass for Solo Violin and has created a podcast episode (episode 15) and this video in preparation.

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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