Jonathan Dove

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Jonathan Dove
Born (1959-07-18) July 18, 1959 (age 58)
London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Opera, classical
Occupation(s) Composer

Jonathan Dove (born 18 July 1959) is an English composer of opera, choral works, plays, films, and orchestral and chamber music. He has arranged a number of operas for English Touring Opera and the City of Birmingham Touring Opera (now Birmingham Opera Company), including in 1990 an 18-player two-evening adaptation of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen for CBTO. He was Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival from 2001 to 2006.

Dove was born in London; both his parents were architects. He studied music at the University of Cambridge, under Robin Holloway, and afterwards worked as a freelance arranger and accompanist until 1987, when he was employed by Glyndebourne Opera.[1]

Recent and current work[edit]

Selected works[edit]

Swanhunter, premiered in 2009, at the Linbury Studio Theatre (ROH) in April 2015

Operas[edit]

Other works[edit]

  • The Passing of the Year (song cycle for double chorus and piano) (2000) 20th-century
  • The Magic Flute Dances (flute concerto) (2000)
  • The Three Kings, written for the service of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge in 2000[4]
  • Stargazer (a trombone concerto written for Ian Bousfield)
  • Köthener Messe, for choir and chamber ensemble
  • Out of Winter (song-cycle)
  • "Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars" (choral work; setting of Amos 5:8)
  • His Dark Materials Part I & II (incidental music) (2003)
  • On Spital Fields (community cantata) (2005)
  • Hojoki - "An Account of my Hut" (Counter-Tenor and Orchestra)
  • I am the day (Religious - SATB)
  • Missa Brevis
  • Ecce Beatam Lucem (composed for Ralph Allwood and the 1997 Eton Choral Course[5])
  • There Was a Child (oratorio for soprano, tenor, chorus, and children's choirs) (2009)
  • In Damascus, a song-cycle for tenor and string quartet inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis, commissioned for the Sacconi Quartet and performed by the Sacconi Quartet and Mark Padmore. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faber Music: Profile. Accessed 23 March 2016
  2. ^ Mynheer, Nicholas (7 October 2011). "Blog - Mynheer-art: the fine art site of painter and sculptor Nicholas Mynheer". Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Monster in the Maze review – Dove’s score is lively and direct", The Guardian, 6 July 2015. Accessed 23 March 2016
  4. ^ "Nine Lessons and Carols 2000". Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. 2000. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Programme notes for Ecce Beatam Lucem". Gerontius.net. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "In Damascus". jonathandove.com. 2016. Retrieved 2017-07-10. 

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