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Chimney-sweepers : voice with piano

by Andrew Ford (2006)



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Chimney-sweepers / [music by] Andrew Ford ; [words by] William Shakespeare.

Version: This product features the Unaccompanied SATB Choir version of this work

Library shelf no. 782.55542/FOR 4 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Dedication note: "In memory of Stefan L├╝hle (1968-2007)"

Written for: Yvonne Kenny

Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.. Commissioned by 'Arts in the Valley', the inaugural Kangaroo Valley Festival

First performance: by Yvonne Kenny — 22 Apr 07.

Text from 'Cymbelline', Act IV, scene 2, by William Shakespeare.

This is a re-working of a solo song composed for the soprano, Yvonne Kenny for the 2007 Kangaroo Valley Festival, 'Arts in the Valley'.


Performances of this work

22 Apr 07: featuring Yvonne Kenny.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 22 July, 2013

The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.
"Fear no more the heat o' the sun" is one of Shakespeare's lyrics that has attracted countless composers, the most celebrated perhaps being Gerald Finzi's stately setting. Ford similarly has a sombre, yet lyrical approach to the poem, with a very grateful vocal line for the singer. There is a most interesting piano part with a sense of ever-increasing intensity as the song approaches its dramatic conclusion. One of the finest recent settings of Shakespeare by any composer.
Michael Halliwell