Commissioned by the Petra Quartet with funds from the Australia Council
Ford’s chamber music includes six string quartets, and numerous works for mixed ensemble, some involving piano.
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Commissioned by Rijnmond Saxofoon Kwartet
First performance by Rijnmond Saxofoon Kwartet, Delft, Netherlands, 28 September 1985
First performance of revised version by Continuum Sax, Four Winds Festival, Bermagui, NSW, April 1996
Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, for MusICA 1983
First performed by the Australia Ensemble conducted by the composer, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 October 1984
2 flutes (+ piccolo), bass clarinet, trombone, percussion (3 players), 2 cellos, 2 double basses
First performance by Lontano conducted by Odaline de la Martinez, BBC Radio 3, UK, 29 March 1984
Commissioned by Yorkshire Arts Association with funds provided by Arts Council of Great Britain.
First performance by the Aulos Ensemble conducted by the composer, the Theatre in the Mill, University of Bradford, UK, 7 June 1980
First performance by the Park Lane Music Players conducted by Edwin Roxburgh, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, UK, October 1979