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Three Shakespeare songs : for soprano and piano

by Andrew Ford (2009)

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Performance by Michael Halliwell, David Miller from the CD O for a muse of fire

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Three Shakespeare songs


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Three Shakespeare songs : for soprano and piano / Andrew Ford

Library shelf no. Q 783.66542/FOR 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Soprano voice, piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Orpheus with his lute -- Chimney-sweepers -- Winter song.

Written for: Yvonne Kenny

Commission note: Commissioned for Margaret Schindler, Kevin Power with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.. Commissioned by the 2009 Australian Festival of Chamber Music. 'Chimney-sweepers' was commissioned by the Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival.

First performance: by Margaret Schindler, Kevin Power at Morning Stars (Jupiters Townsville) on 7 Aug 2009

Text taken from Henry VIII, Act II, scene 1; Cymbeline, Act IV, scene 2 and Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, scene 2.


Resonate article: O for a Muse of Fire: 30 Australian takes on Shakespeare by Anni Heino

Performances of this work

13 Mar 2016: at Grevillea Ensemble (Glebe Justice Centre). Featuring Wendy Dixon, David Miller.

7 Aug 2009: at Morning Stars (Jupiters Townsville). Featuring Margaret Schindler, Kevin Power.

21 Apr 07: Inaugural Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival, 'Arts in the Valley'.. Featuring Yvonne Kenny, Andrea Katz.

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