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Barleycorn : for folksinger, wind quartet and piano

by Andrew Ford (2006)

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Singer, oboe (doubling cor anglais), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, horn in F, piano.

Duration: 30 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: Good ale (English) -- When Jones's ale was new (Australian) -- The drinking boy (Finnish) -- The song of the Alpini (Italian) -- Carrickfergus (Irish) -- John Barleycorn (English).

Dedication note: In the memory of Bob Cooper

Written for: Southern Cross Soloists, Dave De Hugard, Warren Fahey

Commission note: Written while the composer was the recipient of a fellowship from the Music Fund of the Australi Council.

Written for the Southern Cross Soloists to play with folksingers Warren Fahey and Dave de Hugard.


Performances of this work

15 Jul 06: Bridgeman Downs Park, Brisbane. Featuring Southern Cross Soloists, Dave De Hugard, Warren Fahey.

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