The Lady Oriana (John Wilbye)
- (Posted 2018-06-12) CPDL #50094:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-06-12). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 94 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: #24600, transposed up a minor third.
- (Posted 2011-09-25) CPDL #24600:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-09-25). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 9 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 11/06/18.
Title: The Lady Oriana
Composer: John Wilbye
Original text and translations
The Lady Oriana
Was dight all in the treasures of Guiana;
And on her Grace a thousand graces tended:
And thus sang they, fair Queen of peace and plenty;
The fairest queen of twenty:
Then with an olive wreath, for peace renowned,
Her virgin head they crowned:
Which ceremony ended,
Unto her Grace the thousand graces bended.
Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana,
Long live fair Oriana.