Ford, Ron

Ronald Ford was born September 29, 1959 in Kansas City, U.S.A. He moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1983. Education: Ford studied composition, piano and computer engineering at the Duke University ...

related works

Salomé fast : for ensemble and reciting voice, 1996 / text: Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29, Aramaeic version, Ron Ford

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Speak Voice and large ensemble
Instruments: recit fl(pic fl-b) ob cl fg h trp trb perc pf 2vl vla vc cb

Vier liederen : naar aanleiding van oud-Hollandsche melodieën / Hanna Beekhuis

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra
Instruments: alt 3222 4231 4perc cel hp str

Drie Oud-Nederlandse liederen : voor sopraan en kamerorkest / Anthon van der Horst

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra
Instruments: sopr 1221 0000 perc cel str(

Fiat Domine : voor mezzo sopraan en strijkorkest, 1920 / op tekst van Thomas à [i.e. a] Kempis, Hendrik Andriessen

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra
Instruments: sopr-m str



Song and dance : for soprano and orchestra, 1990 / text: Ottavio Rinuccini, Ronald Ford

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1998
Publisher's number: 06075
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra
Instruments: sopr 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 2h 2trp perc hp pf str
Remarks: Tekst in vert. van R. Ford apart afgedrukt. - In opdracht van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst en de Stichting Gaudeamus. - Opgedragen aan Gale Law en Melinda McKenna. - Cop. 1990. - Tijdsduur: ca. 15'
Duration: 15'00"
Year of composition: 1990
Status: not yet digitized (expected delivery time 14 days)

Other authors:
Ford, Ron (librettist)
Rinuccini, Ottavio (librettist)
Program note (English): Songs and Dance uses the text 'Piangono al Pianger mio' by the renaissance librettist/poet Ottavio Rinuccini in an English translation. The textual images of weeping beasts and sighing stones formed the initial inspiration for the orchestral part. Slowly, tentatively, the orchestra moves forward, feeling its way into new territory. This very gradual development is contrasted by the active rhythmic sense, resulting in a music which is both slow and fast at the same time. At a certain point the soprano begins telling us the text that we have already been hearing in the orchestra, singing as a sort of cantus firmus from within the orchestra. - RON FORD

Do you have interest in buying the sheet music of this work? Please let us know so we can digitize this work with priority without any obligation of you.