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The Triumphs of Oriana
last update: 16 Dec 2010

Published in 1601 by Thomas Morley, "The Triumphs of Oriana" consists of 30 pieces written by 25 composers and is acknowledged by most as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533, c. 1558, d. 1603).

The name 'Oriana' itself seems to be derived from the Latin - "oriens: rising, the rising sun / east / morning" and could be a word play originating in "Gloriana", a epithet bestowed upon Elizabeth after the eternally youthful Faerie Queene, Gloriana, of Edmund Spenser's poem "The Faerie Queen" (pub. 1590-1596) which apparently was modeled after Elizabeth herself. (Whee, there's a merrie-go-round!).

ComposerTitleavailable inLyrics
John Bennet All Creatures Now Are Merry Merry-Minded NWC or MIDI
William Byrd Galliard (Hirsch No. 2) NWC or MIDI
Richard Carlton Calm was the Air and Clear the Sky NWC or MIDI
Michael Cavendish Come, Gentle Swains And Shephards' Dainty Daughters NWC or MIDI
William Cobbold With Wreaths Of Rose And Laurel NWC or MIDI
" Withdraw Yourselves, Ye Shepherds! NWC or MIDI
Michael East Hence Stars too dim of light NWC or MIDI
John Farmer Fair Nymphs, I Heard One Telling NWC or MIDI
Ellis Gibbons Fair Oriana (Hark did you ever hear?) NWC or MIDI
" About Her Charret, With All-admiring Strains NWC or MIDI
John Hilton Fair Oriana, Beauty's Queen NWC or MIDI
Anthony Holborne Fantasia No. 2 (Hirsch No. 46) NWC or MIDI
" Fantasia No. 3 (Hirsch No. 49) NWC or MIDI
" Galliard (Hirsch No. 9) NWC or MIDI
" Galliard No. 8 'Jest' or 'Clark's Galliard' (Hirsch No. 15) NWC or MIDI
John Holmes Thus Bonny-boots the Birthday Celebrated NWC or MIDI
Thomas Hunt Hark! Did Ye Ever Hear So Sweet A Singing? NWC or MIDI
Edward Johnson Come, Blessed Bird NWC or MIDI
Robert Jones Fair Oriana, Seeming To Wink At Folly NWC or MIDI
George Kirbye Bright Phoebus greets (aka - With Angel's Face And Brightness) NWC or MIDI
John Lisley Fair Cytherea Presents her Doves NWC or MIDI
George Marson The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced NWC or MIDI
John Milton Fair Orian, in the Morn NWC or MIDI
Thomas Morley Arise, Awake, Awake NWC or MIDI
" Hard by a Crystal Fountain NWC or MIDI
John Mundy Lightly she whipped o'er the dales NWC or MIDI
Richard Nicholson Sing, Shepherds All NWC or MIDI
Daniel Norcome With Angel's Face And Brightness NWC or MIDI
Thomas Tomkins The Fauns and Satyrs Tripping NWC or MIDI
Thomas Weelkes As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending NWC or MIDI
John Wilbye The Lady Oriana NWC or MIDI

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