Jonathan Dove

(b. 1959)
Jonathan Dove was born in London and was playing the organ in his local parish church by the age of 12. After reading music at Cambridge, where he studied composition with Robin Holloway, he worked on the music staff at Glyndebourne and as a freelance keyboard player, animateur, composer and orchestrator. In 1990 he became Music Advisor to the Almeida Theatre in north London. Dove is a prolific composer of operas, including three for the Musica nel Chiostro festival in Italy. His highly successful comic opera Flight was premiered by Glyndebourne Touring Opera in 1998 and taken into the summer festival the following year; it has since been issued on CD and revived not only in this country but also in the USA, Germany and Australia. For young audiences he has written The Enchanted Pig for The Young Vic in 2006 and The Adventures of Pinocchio for Opera North in 2007.

Jonathan Dove Composition Timpani and Percussion Requirements

Seaside Postcards

Timpani + 2 percussion
Glockenspiel, tubular bells, xylophone, triangle, tambourine, whip, suspended cymbal, snare drum, 3 tom toms, clash cymbals, tam tam, orchestral bass drum

The Ringing Isle - Chamber Version

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, tam tam, tubular bells, glockenspiel

The Ringing Isle - Full Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion
Vibraphone, glockenspiel, 2 octaves crotales, tubular bells, orchestral bass drum, tam tam

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