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Five cabaret songs : voice and instruments

by Andrew Ford (1986)

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Performance by Tall Poppies Ensemble, Gerald English from the CD Harbour

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Harbour / Andrew Ford.

Library shelf no. CD 520 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: Voice, melody instrument (can be played by clarinet, soprano, alto or tenor saxophone, violin or any other instrument), harmony instrument (piano, organ, guitar, vibraphone or accordion, or any combination) ; includes percussion suggestions.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Chanson d'automne (Verlaine) -- 2. La cloche felee (Baudelaire) -- 3. Being beauteous (Rimbaud) -- 4. Encore un chapelet ( Anon. 13th cent.) -- 5. Colloque sentimental (Verlaine).

Commission note: Commissioned by Mini Dekkers Trio with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Marjanne Kweksilber, Henri Bok, Mini Dekkers — 1 Mar 87. Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Texts from Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, and Anon 13th century.

Score revised 1998, during the composer's time at Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, Paddington, Sydney.

For voice and trio (variable instrumentation).

Performances of this work

1 May 2014: at Sydney Montessori Literature Festival (Montessori School (Sydney)). Featuring Wendy Dixon, Michael Dixon, Ray Avard.

1 Mar 87: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Featuring Marjanne Kweksilber, Henri Bok, Mini Dekkers.

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