Songs of the Skies

A series of six short animations by Paula Downes, completed in May 2016, with music for children and chamber orchestra or CD by Andrew Downes, and poetry by primary school children, coached by Julie Boden to celebrate British Airways in Europe. Paula has created lesson resources to go with these on her music education website, In 2018 and 2019, Paula Downes created Climate Change adaptations of these songs and made films to go with them.

1. Lift your eyes up to the skies


2. We are flying out to Elmdon


3. Ghazal of Italy - Milan and Rome


4. In Barcelona


5. Où est Lyon?


6. Questioning the clouds


Songs of the Skies

All six animations in one video