Oma kodu : for clarinet in A and string quartet
by Andrew Ford (2006)
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Library shelf no. 785.4415/FOR 2 [Available for loan]
This single movement quintet is based on a Setu song from Estonia. Oma kodu translates as 'my home'.
Instrumentation: Clarinet in A, 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 9 min.
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
19 May 07: featuring Australia Ensemble.
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