The Triumphs of Oriana

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Description: A book of English madrigals written in honor of Queen Elizabeth (known colloquially as "Oriana"). The volume was organized and published by Thomas Morley in 1601, and contains 25 pieces by 23 composers of the most prominent English composers of the time. Each madrigal ends with the phrase: “Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana: long live fair Oriana.”

Publication date and place: 1601 by Thomas Morley in London.

Facsimile:

List of madrigals

# Title Voices Composer
unnumbered late insert Hence stars, too dim of light 5 East, MichaelMichael East
1 With Angel's face and brightness 5 Norcome, DanielDaniel Norcome
2 Lightly she whipped o'er the dales 5 Mundy, JohnJohn Mundy
3 Long live fair Oriana 5 Gibbons, EllisEllis Gibbons
4 All creatures now are merry-minded 5 Bennet, JohnJohn Bennet
5 Fair Oriana, beauty's queen 5 Hilton the elder, JohnJohn Hilton the elder
6 The Nymphs and shepherds danced 5 Marson, GeorgeGeorge Marson
7 Calm was the air and clear the sky 5 Carlton, RichardRichard Carlton
8 Thus Bonnyboots the birthday celebrated 5 Holmes, JohnJohn Holmes
9 Sing, shepherds all 5 Nicholson, RichardRichard Nicholson
10 The Fauns and satyrs tripping 5 Tomkins, ThomasThomas Tomkins
11 Come, gentle swains 5 Cavendish, MichaelMichael Cavendish
12 Withdraw your selves ye shepherds 5 Cobbold, WilliamWilliam Cobbold
13 Arise awake you silly shepherds sleeping 5 Morley, ThomasThomas Morley
14 Fair nymphs, I heard one telling 6 Farmer, JohnJohn Farmer
15 The Lady Oriana 6 Wilbye, JohnJohn Wilbye
16 Hark! Did ye ever hear so sweet a singing? 6 Hunt, ThomasThomas Hunt
17 As Vesta was from Latmos hill Descending 6 Weelkes, ThomasThomas Weelkes
18 Fair Orian, in the morn 6 Milton the Elder, JohnJohn Milton the Elder
19 Round about her charret, with all-admiring strains 6 Gibbons, EllisEllis Gibbons
20 With Angel's face and brightness 6 Kirbye, GeorgeGeorge Kirbye
21 Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly 6 Jones, RobertRobert Jones
22 Fair Cytherea presents her doves 6 Lisley, JohnJohn Lisley
23 Hard by a crystal fountain 6 Morley, ThomasThomas Morley
24 Come, blessed bird 6 Johnson, EdwardEdward Johnson

Works at CPDL

Title Year No. Composer Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
All creatures now are merry-minded 1601 4 John Bennet Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Arise, awake 1601 13 Thomas Morley Secular Madrigals 5 SATTB
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending 1601 17 Thomas Weelkes Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Come, blessed bird 1601 24 Edward Johnson Secular Madrigals 6 SSAATB
Come gentle swains 1601 11 Michael Cavendish Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Fair Orian, in the morn 1601 18 John Milton the Elder Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Fair Oriana, beauty's queen 1601 5 John Hilton the elder Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Fair nymphs, I heard one telling 1601 14 John Farmer Secular Madrigals 6 SSATBB
Hard by a crystal fountain 1601 23 Thomas Morley Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Hark! Did ye ever hear 1601 16 Thomas Hunt Secular Madrigals 6 SSAATB
Hence, stars too dim of light 1601   Michael East Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Lightly she whipped o'er the dales 1601 2 John Mundy Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
Long live fair Oriana 1601 3 Ellis Gibbons Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
The Fauns and Satyrs tripping 1601 10 Thomas Tomkins Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB
The Lady Oriana 1601 15 John Wilbye Secular Madrigals 6 SSATTB
Thus Bonnyboots the birthday celebrated 1601 8 John Holmes Secular Madrigals
With Angel's face and brightness 1601 1 Daniel Norcome Secular Madrigals 5 SSATB