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The waltz book (solo piano)

by Andrew Ford (2002)

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10 easy waltzes from 'The waltz book' / Andrew Ford

Library shelf no. 786.2088054/FOR 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 56 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade Simple to professional

Contents note: 1. Invocation I -- 2. Prelude -- 3. Ole, bole, bom... -- 4. An epic of disbelief -- 5. Waltz for Jasper -- 6. Midwinter waltz -- 7. Invocation II -- 8. Epiphany -- 9. Impact -- 10. Tuittu alone -- 11. Nyyti's journey -- 12. Mörkö -- 13. First glimpse -- 14. Life in a shell -- 15. Invocation III -- 16. Waltz for Cathy -- 17. Blue waltz -- 18. Lina's waltz -- 19. Dancing bear -- 20. Thunder and lightning waltz -- 21. Hammer and tongs waltz -- 22. Waltz toccata -- 23. Left hand waltz -- 24. Nightmare -- 25. Invocation IV -- 26. Waltz maze -- 27. Yellow Cab waltz -- 28. Valse de Schoenberg -- 29. Pig waltz -- 30. The fall of Icarus -- 31. It's dark in Helsinki -- 32. Mad March days -- 33. Second glimpse -- 34. Wallangunda waltz -- 35. Perpetual waltz -- 36. Waltzing alone -- 37. Invocation V -- 38. Waltz to put Leonardo to sleep -- 39. Whole world waltz -- 40. Verdens-valsen -- 41. Waltzer für die ganze Welt -- 42. Koko maailman valssi -- 43. El vals del mundo entero -- 44. Invocation VI -- 45. Peggy's waltz -- 46. Wistful waltz -- 47. A waltz more wistful yet -- 48. Midwinter (again) -- 49. Aubade -- 50. Waltz for Alice -- 51. Monsieur Satie scratches his head -- 52. Aada Liina's dream -- 53. Statue waltz -- 54. Skitter waltz -- 55. Invocation VII -- 56. Mirror waltz -- 57. The Swan Street waltz -- 58. Anni's waltz -- 59. A ruined waltz for Ross Bolleter -- 60. The last waltz.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Ian Munro

Commission note: Commissioned by Ian Munro with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Ian Munro — 22 Mar 03. Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in Hobart

Just as The Waltz Book contains a range of technical difficulty, so it embraces simple tonal harmonies and dense chromaticism, folk tunes, pop tunes, references to the music of Brahms and Ravel, Bernard Herrmann and Elliott Carter. Some of the pieces tell stories, some are abstract and inscrutable.

Winner of Jean Bogan Music Prize, 2002.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2002 Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition Winner Andrew Ford

Analysis

Resonate article: The Waltz Book revisited by Andrew Ford

Article: Oom-pa-pah / Andrew Ford.

Videos

The Waltz Book Interview - Part 1
The Waltz Book Interview - Part 2

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Performances of this work

20 Feb 2013: at Once Upon a Time - Sally Whitwell (The Famous Spiegeltent (Melbourne)). Featuring Sally Whitwell.

4 Aug 2009: at Concert conversations with Piers Lane (Jupiters Townsville). Featuring Ian Munro.

4 Jul 2009: at Gala performance in the Shire Hall (Johnstone Shire Hall). Featuring Piers Lane.

Feb 09: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Featuring Ian Munro.

22 Mar 03: Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in Hobart. Featuring Ian Munro.

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