God Save the Queen (1999)

Arranged for Soloists, SATB Chorus and Orchestra   3 minutes

An occasional piece – but what an occasion! Dove’s setting of God Save the Queen was heard in the celebratory atmosphere of the Millennium Dome on New Year’s Eve 1999 for the amazing forces massed for the event.

Commissioned by the New Millennium Experience Company Limited to mark the opening of the Millennium Dome

First performance: 31st December 1999, Ruby Turner, Jools Holland, Rosemary Joshua, Dennis O’Neill, Willard White, the Orchestra and Chorus of English National Opera with the Massed Millennium Singers conducted by Paul Daniel, The Millennium Dome, London.

Instrumentation

STBar Soli—SATB Chorus—3.3.3.3—6.4.3.1—Timp—4Perc—Pf—Hp—Str