Fairest Isle (1995)

For Symphony Orchestra   ½ minute

In 1995 Radio 3 marked the tercentenary of the death of Henry Purcell with a year-long celebration of British Music. Dove’s orchestral overture, based on themes by Purcell, was used throughout the year as the signature theme for the series.

Commissioned by the BBC to promote the British Music Year, Purcell’s tercentenary, 1995

Instrumentation

Desc Rec—2.2.2.2—4.2.3.1—Timp—Hp—Str