When Oriana walk'd (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2011-07-16)  CPDL #23913:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-07-16).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Revised files uploaded 27/01/19.
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General Information

Title: When Oriana walk'd
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1604 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 29

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Original text and translations

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When Oriana walk'd to take the air,
the world did strive to entertain so fair,
by Flora fair and sweetest flow'rs were strewn,
along the way for her to tread upon:
The trees did blossom, silver rivers ran,
the wind did gently play upon her fan,
and then for to delight her grace's ear,
the woods a temple seem'd, the birds a choir:
Then sang the shepherds and Nymphs of Diana,
long live fair Oriana!