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Triumphs of Oriana


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Coll. of Eng. madrigals in 5 and 6 parts by various composers, ed. by Morley in honour of Elizabeth I and dated 1601 but issued only after her death in 1603. Modelled on It. Trionfo di Dori 1592. In first edn. 24 composers were incl., as follows; Michael East (Hence Stars); Daniel Norcome (With Angel's Face); John Mundy (Lightly she Tripped); Ellis Gibbons (ong live fair Oriana); John Benet (All Creatures now are Merry‐minded); John Hilton (Fair Oriana, beauty's Queen); George Marson (The Nymphs and Shepherds danced); Richard Carlton (Calm was the Air); John Holmes (Thus Bonny‐boots); Richard Nicholson (Sing shepherds all); Thomas Tomkins (The Fauns and Satyrs); Michael Cavendish (Come gentle Swains); William Cobbold (With Wreaths of Rose and Laurel); Thomas Morley (Arise, awake); John Farmer (Fair Nymphs); John Wilbye (The Lady Oriana); Thomas Hunt (Hark, did ye ever Hear so Sweet a Singing?); Thomas Weelkes (As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending); John Milton (Fair Orian); Ellis Gibbons (Round about her Chariot); G. Kirbye (Bright Phoebus) (With Angel's Face); Robert Jones (Fair Oriana); John Lisley (Fair Cytherea); Thomas Morley (Hard by a Crystal Fountain); Edward Johnson (Come blessed Bird); Giovanni Croce (Hard by a Crystal Fountain). To these in later edns. were added: Thomas Bateson (When Oriana walked to Take the Air and Hark, hear you not?) and Francis Pilkington (When Oriana walked to Take the Air). There were 2 issues of first edn.: in the first Kirbye's madrigal has the words With Angel's Face, already set by Norcome, and in the 2nd the same mus. is set to Bright Phoebus.

For 20th‐cent. Eng. composers' similar tribute to Elizabeth II, 1953, see Garland for the Queen.

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