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SIG 082

The Triumphs of Oriana

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

The King's Singers



Venue:

Mandelsloh, St. Osdag, Germany

9 - 12 March 1998

Producer:

Klaus L Neumann



Engineer:

Christian Meurer



Record Label
Signum

Genre:

Early Music




Total Time - 67:11
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MICHAEL EAST

1 

Hence, stars, too dim of light

1:40
 

DANIEL NORCOME

2 

With angel's face and brightness

2:05
 

JOHN MUNDY

3 

Lightly she whipped o'er the dales

2:57
 

ELLIS GIBBONS

4 

Long live fair Oriana

2:40
 

JOHN BENNETT

5 

All creatures are now merry-minded

1:54
 

JOHN HILTON

6 

Fair Oriana, beauty's queen

2:02
 

GEORGE MARSON

7 

The nymphs and shepherds danced

2:39
 

RICHARD CARLTON

8 

Calm was the air and clear the sky

3:43
 

JOHN HOLMES English

9 

Thus Bonny-boots the birthday celebrated

2:29
 

RICHARD NICHOLSON

10 

Sing, shepherds all, and in your roundelays

3:27
 

THOMAS TOMKINS

11 

The fauns and satyrs tripping

4:23
 

MICHAEL CAVENDISH

12 

Come gentle swains

3:04
 

WILLIAM COBBOLD

13 

With wreaths of rose and laurel

2:08
 

THOMAS MORLEY

14 

Arise, awake, awake

2:10
 

JOHN FARMER English

15 

Fair nymphs I heard one telling

2:23
 

JOHN WILBYE

16 

The lady Oriana

2:23
 

THOMAS HUNT

17 

Hark! Did ye ever hear so sweet a singing?

3:01
 

THOMAS WEELKES

18 

As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending

3:02
 

JOHN MILTON

19 

Fair Orion, in the morn

2:13
 

ELLIS GIBBONS

20 

Round about her charret

2:27
 

GEORGE KIRBYE

21 

Bright Phoebus greets most clearly

2:14
 

ROBERT JONES

22 

Fair Oriana, seeming to wink at folly

2:54
 

JOHN LISLEY

23 

Fair Cytherea presents her doves

3:38
 

THOMAS MORLEY

24 

Hard by a crystal fountain

3:05
 

EDWARD JOHNSON

25 

Come, blessed Byrd

2:30
   
   


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. A musical dedication to Queen Elizabeth I, The Triumphs of Oriana displays the talents of English songwriters, long overshadowed by their European counterparts, conjuring up an image of an idealised and mythical England of old.

"...The more I listen to these King’s Singers performances, the more I admire their breathtaking virtuosity. Another way of putting this would be to say they appear never to need to draw breath. And the King’s Singers bring these madrigals to life with an altogether broader range and perspective than the exquisiteness of a Nicholas Hilliard miniature."

Michael Greenhalgh

MusicWeb International - January 2007

"This is a very welcome release indeed... Long live the King’s Singers!"    *****

William Yeoman

Goldberg - January 2007

"...In Amadis of Gaul, a 15th Century Spanish myth, war erupts after Oriana, the daughter of the King of Britain, rejects marriage to the Emperor of Rome. 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 variety of tone that the sextet achieves is one of their inimitable traits. Hear how they darken in the second half of Wilbye’s The Lady Oriana. Other groups can only admire."   *****

Rick Jones

The Times - 7 October 2006

"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."   ****

Andrew Stewart

Classic FM Magazine - December 2006



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