The Triumphs of Oriana
In a concert from the 2013 Laus Polyphoniae festival, vocal group Vox Luminis and recorder consort Mezzaluna perform The Triumphs of Oriana, a homage to Queen Elizabeth I.
"The Triumphs of Oriana", a musical homage to Elizabeth I, with vocal group Vox Luminis and recorder consort Mezzaluna. A concert given at last year's Laus Polyphoniae festival in Antwerp.
Under the supervision of the composer Thomas Morley a very special music collection was published in 1601: The Triumphs of Oriana was a set of madrigals by many of the best composers of the day, each song ending with the line 'Long live fair Oriana', and intended to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth, now nearing the end of her life.
The recorders of Mezzaluna and the vocal collective Vox Luminis combine their forces for a generous selection from this splendid collection.