Triumphs of Oriana, The

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Triumphs of Oriana, The. 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 (Long 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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