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The Triumphes of Oriana

Nos. 4-6
Compiled and published by Thomas Morley

All Creatures Now


John Bennet

(c. 1575 after 1614)


First collection of madrigals published in 1599
Educated in Abingdon School
His style showed influences by Wilbye, Weelkes, Dowland, and
especially Morley

All Creatures Now


All creatures now are merry merry-minded.
The shepherds daughters playing.
The nymphs are fa-la-laing,
Yond bugle was well winded.
At Orianaes presence each thing smileth.
The flowers themselves discover;

All Creatures Now


Birds over her do hover;
Music the time beguileth.
See where she comes with flowery garlands crowned,
Queen of all queens renowned.
Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana:
Long live fair Oriana.

All Creatures Now


Nymphs female spirits of the natural world; minor goddesses
of nature.
Diana Roman mythology, the goddess of the hunt, the moon,
and nature
Oriana The Queen of England
Bugle wind instrument
Beguileth to amuse or charm
Hover suspended in one spot

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Through-composed continuous, non-sectional
More homophonic in construction
mm 1-8 All creatures now are merry, merry-minded
Dynamics - forte
Chord progression I-V-I-vi-IV-V-I
Word painting merry minded

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mm 9-13 The shepherds daughters playing
Dynamics - piano
Entrance by the cantus, altus, & bassus, then quintus & tenor
Chord progression I-V
Word picture - playing

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mm 14-18 the Nymphs are fa-la-laing
Dynamics forte, piano
Polyphonic entrances Cantus-Bassus, Altus, then QuintusTenor
Chord progression V-vi-ii-I-V
Word picture fa-la-laing (singing)

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mm 20-21 Yond bugle was well winded
Dynamics forte
Homophonic
Chord progression IV-I
Preparing for the next phrase
Word picture bugle, well winded

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mm 22-25 at Orianaes presence each thing smileth
Dynamics forte
Homophonic
Chord progression IV-V
Word picture - smileth

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mm 26-29 The flowers themselves discover
Dynamics piano
Chord progression IV-I-V

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mm 31-33 Birds over her do hover
Dynamics piano
Chord progression I-V-I
Word picture - hover

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mm 34-38 music the time beguileth
Dynamics piano
Chord progression: IV-V

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mm 40-43 where she comes with flowery garlands crowned
Dynamics forte
Homophonic
Chord progression V G is the dominant key

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mm 44-49 Queen of all queens renowned
Dynamics forte
Polyphonic entrances trio first by quintus, altus, and bassus
Word picture Queen of all queens (proclaiming)

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mm 50-55 Then sang the shepherds and Nymphs of Diana
Dynamics mezzo forte
Homophonic
Chord progression IV-V-I
Transition to the last the phrase

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Mm 56-71
Dynamics forte, fortissimo
Polyphonic
Chord progression: I-IV-V-I
Word picture long live

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Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


John Hilton (the elder)
1565-1609?
English countertenor, organist, & composer
1594, appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


Fair Oriana, beautys queen,
Tripped along the verdant green.
The fauns and satyrs running out
Skipped and danced round about.
Flora forsook her painted bowers,
And made a coronet of flowers.
Then sang the nymphs of chaste Diana:
Long live fair Oriana

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


Tripped along to dance or walk with light quick steps
Fauns mythological half human, half goat
Satyrs mythological part human, part horse
Flora Roman mythology-goddess of flowers and of the season
of spring
Bowers a shelter (as in garden) made with tree boughs or
vines twined together

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 1-10 Fair Oriana, beautys queen
Dynamics forte
Homophonic polyphonic
Chord progression I-V-IV-ii-V-I
Word picture Fair, beauty

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 10-17 tripped along the verdant green
Dynamics piano
Polyphonic tenor, altus, cantus, quintus, then bassus
Chord progression I-V-I-V
Word picture tripped along

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm. 18-24 The fauns and satyrs came running out
Dynamics forte
Homophonic-polyphonic
Chord progression IV-V-I-V
Word painting - running

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 25-33 skipped and danced, round about
Dynamics forte
Homophonic-polyphonic
Chord progression V-I
Word painting skipped and danced

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 34-41 Flora forsook her painted bowers
Dynamics piano
Polyphonic duet, altus, quintus, & cantus
Chord progression III-vi-IV-III-vi-ii-iii
Word painting Floras entrance (change of harmony)

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 42-49 and made a coronet of flowers
Dynamics piano
Polyphonic
Chord progression V-I-IV-III-VI
Word picture coronet of flowers

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 49-55 then sang the Nymphs of chaste Diana
Dynamics forte
Homophonic-polyphonic
Chord progression IV-V-I
Word picture repeating of chaste Diana

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen


mm 56-73 Long live fair Oriana
Dynamics forte, piano, forte
Polyphonic quintus, altus, bassus, cantus, tenor
Chord progression I-IV-V-I
Word picture Long live

Fair Oriana, Beautys Queen

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


George Marson
1565-1622
Organist and master of the choristers of Canterbury
Minor canon of the cathedral (member of staff)

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


The nymphs and shepherds danced
Lavoltos in a daisy-tapstred valley.
Love from their face-lamps glanced,
Till wantonly they dally.
Then in a rose-banked alley
Bright Majesty advanced,
A crown-graced virgin whom all people honour.

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


They leave their sport amazed,
Run all to look upon her.
A moment scarce they gazed
Ere beautys splendour all their eyes had dazed,
Desire to see yet ever fixed on her.
Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana:
Long live fair Oriana.

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


Lavoltos a lively dance for two persons, and as its name
implies the predecessor of the modern valse
Dally to act playfully

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


mm 1-6 The Nymphs and shepherds danced Lavoltos in a
daisy-tapstred valley
Dynamics mezzo forte
Homophonic
Chord progression I-V-I
Word picture - dance

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


mm 6-13 Love from their face lamps glanced till they wantonly
they dally
Dynamics piano
Homophonic
Chord progression I-V-I-VII-I-ii-V-I
Word picture changed chord in wantonly

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


mm 13-32 Then in a Rose-banked alley, Bright Majesty
advanced
Dynamics forte
Polyphonic
Chord progression V-I-ii-V-IV-ii-V-I
Word picture Bright Majesty, in awe and respect

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


mm 32-41 A crown-graced Virgin whom all people honour
Dynamics forte
Polyphonic-homophonic trio, duet
Chord progression V-III-V

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced


mm 42-49
Dynamics piano

The Nymphs and Shepherds Danced