First performance by Austin Allen (baritone), De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 1984
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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2-0-1(=bass cl)-0 / 1-2-2-0 / 1 perc / pno (=cel) / elec org (=hpsd) / 1-1-1-2-1
Commissioned by Poppy Holden, with funds from the Yorkshire Arts Association
First performance by Poppy Holden (soprano), Ian Mitchell (clarinet), Nic Shipp (percussion), Theatre-in-the-Mill, Bradford, UK, 30 November 1981
First performance by Austin Allen (baritone) and Ann hart (cello), St Patrick;s Church, Finglas West, Dublin, 8 July 1981