A programme celebrating fair Oriana herself, Queen Elizabeth I, featuring a selection of madrigals from the justly famous collection The Triumphs of Oriana, all madrigals written in honour of the queen. Sung in relief alongside modern madrigals setting Shakespeare and other Elizabethan texts by composers such as John Rutter, Jonathan Dove, Cecilia McDowall and Bob Chilcott, ORA Singers present a beautiful programme of the genre across the centuries.
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Ellis Gibbons - Long live fair Oriana
Richard Allain - If music be the food of love
John Mundy - Lightly she whipped o’er the dales
Bob Chilcott - Marriage to my Lady Poverty
Michael East - Hence Stars! Too Dim Of Light
John Rutter - My True Love Hath My Heart
Thomas Weelkes - As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
Libby Larson - A Lovers Journey - Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day
Cecilia McDowall - Be Not Afeard
John Bennet - All creatures now are merry-minded SSATB
Judith Weir - The Song Sung True: III. Orpheus
Edward Johnson - Come, blessed bird
Jonathan Dove - Sweet are the uses of adversity
William Byrd - O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth