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Dove, Jonathan

Vocal Works

Songs and Arias
Soprano Voice & Piano
EP7898 / ISMN: 979-0-57708-694-1

All the Future Days
Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Text: poems by Ursula Vaughan Williams
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7748)
First performance: 6 June 2004, Hoxton Hall – London, Anne Mason and Jonathan Dove
Commissioned by Gerard Hastings for Anne Mason to sing, in celebration of David Evans’ fortieth birthday

All You Who Sleep Tonight
Mezzo-Soprano and Piano
Text: poems by Vikram Seth
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7689)
First performance: 18 July 1996, Almeida Theatre, Nuala Willis (mezzo-soprano) and Jonathan Dove (piano)

Ariel (1998) 18 min
For Unaccompanied Soprano
Text: William Shakespeare from ‘The Tempest’
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7667)
First performance: 1998, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Katie Tearle (with choreographer/dancer Clare Whistler)

The Beautifull Cassandra (1997) 17 min
An entertainment for Narrator and Piano
Text: Jane Austen
Published by Peters Edition (EP7639)
First performance: 1997, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (with movement devised and performed by Clare Whistler and Alasdair Middleton)

Cut my Shadow
mezzo-soprano and piano
Text by Federico Garcia Lorca (English translation by Gwynne Edwards)
Duration: c. 9 minutes
EP72161 Performance exclusivity with commissioner until date of world premiere: 20 July 2011
Commissioned by Buddug Verona James, with the kind support of Gwynne Edwards, the PRS Foundation, Swaledale Festival, Gŵyl! The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Arts Festival and Buxton Festival

Five Am’rous Sighs (1997) 10 min
Soprano and Piano
Text: poems by Lady Mary Wortley and Matthew Prior
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7596)
First performance: 1997
Private commission

Minterne (2007) 20 min
A setting for Soprano, Violin and Cello
of original poems written for this occasion by Vikram Seth
Published by Peters Edition (EP 71009)
First performance: 30 August 2007 with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Philippe Honoré (violin) and Steven Isserlis (cello) during a concert to celebrate the 45th anniversary concert season of the Summer Music Society of Dorset, Minterne, Minterne Magna
Commissioned by Veronica Stewart on behalf of the Summer Music Society of Dorset for The Lady Digby to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Summer Music Society of Dorset

My Love is Mine (1997) 3 min
For Unaccompanied Mezzo-Soprano
Text: The Song of Songs
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7720)
First performance: January 1998, a private wedding Nuala Willis

Out of Winter (2003) 20 min
Songs for Tenor and Piano
Text: poems by Robert Tear
Published by Peters Edition (EP 7703)
First performance: 16 December 2003, Robert Tear (tenor) and Jonathan Dove (piano), Hoxton Hall London

Three Tennyson Songs
for bass-baritone and piano
Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1. O Swallow, Swallow
2. Dark House
3. The Sailor-boy
Duration: c.10 minutes
Dedicated to Philippe Sly
First performance by Philippe Sly (bass-baritone) and Esther Gonthier (pianist) at McGill University (Montreal Quebec) in April 2011



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