The Ringing Isle

The Ringing Isle

By Jonathan Dove Wind Band Score & Parts Item: 12-0571566103
Add to Cart Add to List

Product Details


Handel called Britain the ringing isle because when he moved to London, he heard bells ringing everywhere: great bells in church towers, and hand bells in some of the first private houses he visited. The sound of people ringing the changes is a peculiarly British sound of celebration, and it seems a good starting point for a piece celebrating British musical life. Within The Ringing Isle, Dove incorporates some traditional change-ringing patterns, from 'Grandsire Doubles', 'Oxford Treble Bob Minor' and his own version of 'Plain Bob Major'. Handel's phrase also conjures up an image of a magical island, and so this is how Dove envisaged how it must have been to approach Britain from an ocean voyage.

Sample Pages

Additional Information

Series: Faber Edition: Faber Wind Band Series
Composed by: Jonathan Dove
Ensemble: Wind Band
Format: Score & Parts
Instrumentation: Wind Band
Item Number: 12-0571566103
ISBN 10: 0-571-56610-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-571-56610-5
UPC: 9780571566105

Join Our Community

Join a community of music enthusiasts with a passion for music education.


Stay Updated

Want to get the latest updates and special offers from Alfred Music?

Join Our Email List


We use cookies to analyze site usage, enhance site usability, and assist in our marketing efforts. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our Cookies Policy, Privacy Policy, and Terms & Conditions.

I Accept