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Clive Aucott wrote My Darling Dove for his wife in 1997, the first year of their marriage. As a polyphonic composition, it owes much of its style to the English madrigal tradition. It is essentially in the Dorian mode, where the prevailing D tonality represents the "D" of "Darling" and "Dove" in the title. At the end of 1997, this piece was entered in the composition competition for the 41st International Festival of Choral Art at Jihlava in the Czech Republic. It won a place for the festival and was performed by Luscinia Opava, a Czech youth choir, in the Baroque church of St. Ignatus in Jihlava on 26 June. In 1999, it became the obligatory test piece for the 4th International Festival of Youth Choirs in Opava and Brno in the Czech Republic. Since then, a number of choirs have performed it in Europe and New Zealand. For example, Peter Godfrey performed it with his Kapiti Chamber Choir at the Paraparaumu College Auditorium on 3 July 2005. Currently, it may be found on repertoire lists posted on the World Wide Web.
26 Sep 1997: Performed by Luscinia Opava, a Czech youth choir, in the Baroque church of St. Ignatus in Jihlava, Czech Republic on 26 June 1997 during the 41st International Festival of Choral Art where it won a place in the composition competition
03 Jul 2005: Performed by Kapiti Chamber Choir directed by Peter Godfrey at the Paraparaumu College Auditorium, Paraparaumu on 3 July 2005