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Oma kodu : for clarinet in A and string quartet

by Andrew Ford (2006)

Work Overview

This single movement quintet is based on a Setu song from Estonia. Oma kodu translates as 'my home'.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Clarinet in A, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: To Jenny Kena and Colin Gray

Commission note: Commissioned by Colin Gray and Jenny Kena, specifically for clarinettist Catherine McCorkill.

First performance: by Australia Ensemble — 19 May 07.

Melodically, Oma kodu is based on the Setu song "Oma kodu kiitmise laul", a traditional Estonian choral song with sentiments not unlike those of "Home Sweet Home".


Program note: Andrew Ford's "Oma kodu"
program note by the composer

Performances of this work

1 Aug 2010: at The Bourbaki Ensemble (St Stephen's Church, Newtown). Featuring Bourbaki Ensemble, Ken Burnett, David Angell.

25 Jul 2010: at The Bourbaki Ensemble: music for strings (Macquarie Theatre). Featuring Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell, Ken Burnett.

2 Aug 09: featuring Paul Dean, Goldner String Quartet.

1 Aug 2009: at On Wings of Song - Ford, Mendelssohn et al. (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring Goldner String Quartet, Paul Dean.

19 May 07: featuring Australia Ensemble.

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