Music of Kenneth Downie

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Texus, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Texus

    Texus Member

    My band are currently working on the fantastic piece 'Masque' by Mr Downie. It's a great piece and quite challenging. Just wanted to know if anybody had any information on other releases by the composer (apart from St. Magnus and the Promised Land - both great), and what publishers release them.

    Also, how can one contact Mr Downie with a view to commissioning new work?

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Anybody playing in the first section at Butlins this weekend will be playing his Music for the Common Man. I also like his Music from Kantara.

    I would say that he can be contacted via his website: but I can't see any contact details on there. You could probably go via WorldofBrass though -they distribute his music.
  3. Texus

    Texus Member

    Cheers. Good luck at the wkend if your going.
  4. Active Member

    Thank you. World of Brass do indeed distribute music published by Kenneth Downie by his own company Kantaramusik. In fact, we have a specific section on our website devoted to his Kantaramusik publications.
    He has also had music published by Egon, Winwood (formerly Rosehill) and The Salvation Army, much of which is also listed on our website; downie&op=band&submit=Search

    There's some useful biographical stuff on Wikipedia too;
  5. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Kenneth Hesketh has written a work called 'Masque' - have both Kenneth's written a piece with the same title?
  6. ISBBBb2

    ISBBBb2 Member

    I think a band has released a CD full of Kens music?
  7. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Ah would that be Brighouse you're talking about there D? With 'Purcell Variations' :D
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Well, despite our last place :mad: , we've really enjoyed working on "Music for the Common Man" ;)
  10. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    I love Ken Downie's Cappriccio, need a cracking Eb bass though :D
  11. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    St. Austell Suite is another he has wrote
  12. The Judge

    The Judge Member

    Purcell Variations - quality quality quality.

    You may have guessed I like that one!
  13. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    Good perc part in that one too.
  14. SteveDunster

    SteveDunster New Member

    "Purcell Variations" is my favourite.

    Kenneth Downie is for sure a quality composer!

  15. Ffion Flugel

    Ffion Flugel Member

    In Perfect Peace is amazing
  16. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    I think it was Kenneth Downie who arranged it but "Deep Harmony"
    A real atmospheric peace like his "In Perfect Peace"
  17. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Does anyone know 'The Father's Blessing'? That is total class as well. Princethorpe Variations is a wonderful piece too.

    Ken has written quality music over a sustained period of time, and I for one think it's great that he is getting a wider level of recognition now. He is a real gentleman also.
  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "Music of Thanksgiving" is one of my favourites, although I'm not convinced by the "revisited" version.

    Also "Through the Blood of the Lamb", complete with BBb bass solo ;)
  19. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Music of Thanksgiving or Music for a Joyful Occasion?

    I don't know how to do a wink on here Peter!
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry, yes, it is "Music for a Joyful occasion" ;)

    Smilie is ;) ( ; followed by ) - no space! ) or change the setting in your Profile to allow smilies & other advanced editing ;)