First performance by Michael Lampard (baritone), Shirley Trembath (piano), St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, 30 October 2013
Andrew Ford’s vocal works are among his best known, and several of them have won awards, notably Learning to Howl, which won the prestigious Paul Lowin Prize in 2004.
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Commissioned by Jane Sheldon
First complete performance by Fiona Campbell (mezzo-soprano), Australia Ensemble, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW, Sydney, 8 June 2019
First performance by Tobias Cole (countertenor) and Meriel Owen (harp), Canberra International Musica Festival, Fitters' Workshop, Canberra, 30 April 2017
Commissioned by Ruthless Jabiru and the Camerata of St John's with a project grant from the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Morgan Pearse (baritone), Ruthless Jabiru conducted by Kelly Lovelady, Chapel of King's College, London, 10 March 2018.
Commissioned by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra
First performance by Teddy Tahu Rhodes and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel, Perth Concert Hall, 12 March 2010
Commissioned by the Australian National Academy of Music
First performance by Andrew Ford (speaker), Orchestra of Australian National Academy of Music conducted by Brett Dean, ANAM, South Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, 20 May 2010
Commissioned by Halcyon with the generous financial support of Barbara Blackman
First performance by Halcyon (Alison Morgan, Jenny Duck-Chong , Sally Walker, Jason Noble, John Douglas, Sally Whitwell), Trackdown Scoring Stage, Fox Studios, Sydney, 26 September 2009
First performance by Iva Bittová and Lisa Moore, Canberra International Music Festival, Street Theatre, Canberra, 16 May 2008
Commissioned by Jane Edwards with funds provided by a composer fellowship from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts
First performance by Jane Edwards (soprano) and David Miller (piano), Manly Council Chambers, Sydney, 14 September 2008
Nos 1 and 3 commissioned by the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. No 2 commissioned by the Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival (Arts in the Valley) with funds from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
First performance by Margaret Schindler and Kevin Power Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Ballroom, Jupiter's Casino, Townsville, Queensland, 7 August 2009.