Edward Downes

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by James Yelland, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    I was sorry to read today of the death of Edward Downes, conductor. He didn't have any particular connection to the world of brass bands that I know of, but he did champion the music of George Lloyd and gave him encouragement at a time when others (particularly the BBC) weren't particularly interested. For that, brass bands should be grateful.
  2. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    And apart from his very distinguished musical career, the way he and his wife decided to end their lives together will no doubt be a talking point, too.
  3. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    It most certainly is on the BBC messageboards. you should see the plethora of boarder's opinions on the subject!
    For whatever reason they chose, we should always remember the fact the amount of happiness he gave the members of the public who have cds and/or went to his concerts.


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