King's Singers - The Triumphs of Oriana album download
The King’s Singers’ collaboration with Signum Records continues with this outstanding collection of madrigals from 23 composers including Thomas Morley, John Bennet, Michael Cavendish and Thomas Weelkes. A collection of 25 madrigals from 23 different composers – from the famous to the obscure – make up this Elizabethan curiosity, published in 1601 by Thomas Morley.
The music was intended to honor the aging Queen Elizabeth I, referred to as Oriana for reasons about which historians disagree (one version of the story is given in the detailed and informative notes by Thomas Elias). Each madrigal concluded with some variant of the couplet "Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana/Long live fair Oriana," allowing the composer (there were 23 different ones for the 25 pieces) to strut his polyphonic stuff at the end of the song.
The King's Singers continue with this outstanding collection of madrigals from 23 composers including Thomas Morley, John Bennet, Michael Cavendish and Thomas Weelkes. A collection of 25 madrigals from 23 different composers - from the famous to the obscure - make up this Elizabethan curiosity, published in 1601 by Thomas Morley.
6. John Hilton: Fair Oriana beautys queen. 7. George Marson: The nymphs and shepherds danced.
It was said to have been made in the honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Every madrigal in the collection contains the following couplet at the end: Thus sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana: long live fair Oriana (the word "Oriana" often being used to refer to Queen Elizabeth).
The Triumphs of Oriana is an extravagant musical compliment paid to England's Elizabeth I by Thomas Morley, published in 1601. It consists of 25 madrigals by 23 different composers, each madrigal concluding with the refrain, "Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana: Long live fair Oriana. Oriana was a character in a chivalric romance long equated with Elizabeth, and Diana, goddess of chastity, would certainly attend the Virgin Queen. However idealized their pastoral setting, many of the madrigals are excellent, those by Bennet, Weelkes, Cavendish and Morley are well known.
The King's Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968. They are named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars. In the United Kingdom, their popularity peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s. Thereafter they began to reach a wider American audience, appearing frequently on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the United States.
The Triumphs of Oriana. Download all MP3 £. 9. Download all FLAC £. The King's Singers deliver these songs with insistent voices, the imitative pairs beautifully balanced across the stereo, the intonation faultless and the diction unmistakable' (The Times) More. This disc is a triumph of majestic vocal ensemble, projecting the 25 madrigals from Thomas Morley's famous 1601 collection in honour of Elizabeth I' (Classic FM Magazine).
|1||Hence, Stars, Too Dim of Light for 5 voices||King's Singers||1:39|
|2||With Angel's Face, madrigal||King's Singers||2:04|
|3||Lightly she whipped o'er the dales||King's Singers||2:56|
|4||Long live fair Oriana, madrigal||King's Singers||2:40|
|5||All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded||King's Singers||1:53|
|6||Fair Oriana, beauty's Queen, madrigal||King's Singers||2:02|
|7||The Nymphs and shepherds danced, madrigal||King's Singers||2:38|
|8||Calm was the air and clear the sky, madrigal||King's Singers||3:43|
|9||Thus Bonny-Boots||King's Singers||2:28|
|10||Sing, shepherds all, madrigal for 5 voices||King's Singers||3:26|
|11||The fauns and satyrs tripping, madrigal for 5 voices||King's Singers||4:23|
|12||Come, gentle swains, madrigal||King's Singers||3:04|
|13||With wreaths of rose and laurel, madrigal||King's Singers||2:07|
|14||Arise, awake, you silly shepherds sleeping, madrigal for 5 voices||King's Singers||2:09|
|15||Fair Nymphs, I heard one telling, madrigal||King's Singers||2:23|
|16||The lady Oriana, madrigal||King's Singers||2:22|
|17||Hark! did ye ever hear so sweet a singing?, madrigal for 6 voices||King's Singers||3:00|
|18||As Vesta was, from Latmos hill descending, madrigal for 6 voices||King's Singers||3:04|
|19||Fair Orian in the morn, madrigal||King's Singers||2:13|
|20||Round about her charret, with all-admiring strains, madrigal||King's Singers||2:27|
|21||Bright Phoebus greets most clearly, madrigal||King's Singers||2:13|
|22||Fair Oriana Seeming to Wink at Folly||King's Singers||2:53|
|23||Fair Cytherea presents her doves, madrigal||King's Singers||3:37|
|24||Hard by a cristall fountaine, madrigal for 6 voices||King's Singers||3:05|
|25||Come, blessed Bird, madrigal||King's Singers||2:30|
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