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My Dove

First line:
I held him and would not let him go
17 November - 8 December 1997; for Steve & Kate - a little late
author of text
Song of Songs 3: 4; 6: 9

My Dove is written in the style of an antique lullaby. Based on a softly dissonant ground bass, the harmony rocks back and forth as accompaniment to the lyrical cantilena melody which is shared between soprano and tenor. But for all the simplicity and fluidity of its construction, this is a song that requires considerable vocal virtuosity given its overall range of three and a half octaves—the tenor soloist climaxing on a top D, no less.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2008


Pitts: Alpha and Omega
Studio Master: CDA67668Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 6 on CDA67668 [7'22]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67668 track 6

Recording date
8 June 2007
Recording venue
Bromley Parish Church, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Stephen Rice
Recording engineer
Mike Skeet
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  1. Pitts: Alpha and Omega (CDA67668)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2008
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