First performance by Merlyn Quaife (soprano) and Stephen Delaney (piano), Neuer Konzertsaal, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna, Austria, 12 January 2007
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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An elaboration, more than an arrangement, of Epithalamium for tenor and violin (with bell). See also Epithalamium for tenor, flute and cello.
First performance by Jenny Duck-Chong and Halcyon, 6 October 2007, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney
The Past (1997)
Commissioned by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with the support of the Music Board of the Australia Council.
First performance by Russell Harcourt (counter-tenor), Lorna McGhee (flute and boatswain's call), William Barton (didgeridoo), Camerata of St John's conducted by Federico Mondelci, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville, Queensland, 4 August 2009
Dancing with Smoke (1995)
1. Moment (Christopher Reid)
2. With (Martin Turner)
3. Choosing a Name (Anne Ridler)
4. In Modern Dress (Craig Raine)
5. Hold On (Thomas Shapcott)
6. Dutch Uncle (Christopher Reid)
Commissioned by Gerald English for his 70th birthday concert
First performance by Gerald English (tenor) and Marshall McGuire (harp), Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, 5 November 1995
A Salt Girl (1994)
First performance by Gerald English (tenor) and Helen O'Brien (piano), Piper's Brook Vineyard, Piper's Brook, Tasmania, February 1994
Arrangement of Epithalamium for voice and violin
First performance by Gerald English (tenor, Kathleen Gallagher (flute) and Sue-Ellen Pauslen (cello) Piper's Brook Vineyard, Piper's Brook, Tasmania, February 1994
5-5-3-3-1 (double bass also plays tubular bell)
First performance by Gerald English and the Australian Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Stanhope, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 10 May 1992
This is the original version of Epithalamium. There is also an arrangement for voice, flute and cello, and an extended version for mezzo-soprano and string quartet.
First performance by Gerald English (tenor), Alice Evans (violin), Michael Askill (tubular bell), Huntington Estate Winery, Mudgee, NSW, 30 November 1991
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (1986)
First performance by Gerald English, Gregory Hill and Peter Clarken, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 13 June 1987
Sacred Places (1985)
First performance by Gerald English and the Seymour Group conducted by the composer, Broadwalk Studio, Sydney Opera House, 9 August 1986