First performance by Christa Jardine (viola), Richard Vaudrey (cello) and Douglas Rutherford (bass), Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne, 23 April 2009
Ford’s chamber music includes six string quartets, and numerous works for mixed ensemble, some involving piano.
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Commissioned by the Grainger Quartet for its inaugural series of concerts in October 2006. The commission was generously funded by Pamela Pearce and Wally Patterson.
First performance by the Grainger Quartet, Vebrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, 2005
Commissioned by Colin Gray and Jenny Kena
First performed by Catherine McCorkill (clarinet), Australia Ensemble, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney 19 May 2007
2 violins, viola, cello and double bass.
This piece may also be played by a string orchestra.
Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra through Symphony Australia with funds from the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Fellows of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium, 5 July 2005
Commissioned by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust
First performance by Jane Edwards and the Australian String Quartet, Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, 5 March 2004
Commissioned by the University of New South Wales for the Australia Ensemble
First performance by the Australia Ensemble, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 October 2003
First performance by Peter Jenkin (clarinet), Daryl Pratt (celesta) and Alice Giles (harp), Kowmung Music Festival, Abercrombie Caves, NSW 27 March 1999
First performance by Kowmung Music Festival Ensemble, Kowmung Music Festival, Abercrombie Caves, NSW, 27 March 1999
clarinet (also bass clarinet), percussion (also celesta), off-stage percussion (2 players), harp and string quartet
Commissioned by the Kowmung Music Festival
First performance by Kowmung Music Festival Ensemble conducted by the composer, Abercrombie Caves, NSW, March 1999