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Re: Glorianna-Oriana
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0259.  Tuesday, 22 March 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Hope A. Greenberg <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Mar 1994 09:48:53 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0252 Re: Hey Nonny Nonny; A Frog; Welsh; Glorianna
 
(2)     From:   Thomas G. Bishop <
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Mar 1994 13:52:45 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0244  Re: Imagining Gloriana
 
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        Date:   Monday, 21 Mar 1994 17:16:18 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0252 Re: Hey Nonny Nonny; A Frog; Welsh; Glorianna
 
 
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From:           Hope A. Greenberg <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Mar 1994 09:48:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0252 Re: Hey Nonny Nonny; A Frog; Welsh; Glorianna
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0252 Re: Hey Nonny Nonny; A Frog; Welsh; Glorianna
 
Re: Steve Urkowitz and the Triumphs of Oriana (originally Imagining Gloriana)
 
The madrigals and canzonets written by the composers of the day at the
request of Thomas Morley for a collection titled "The Triumphs of Oriana"
(based on a similar Italian work titled Il Triomfi di dori) did indeed
each end with the phrase: Thus sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana,
Long live fair Oriana.
 
E. H. Fellowes, collector and publisher of many English Elizabethan music,
includes the entire "Triumphs" in his set "The English Madrigals."  It's
well worth the read for imagining the pastoral and glorious
Oriana-Elizabeth. And even more worth the listen. The most heralded (or at
least most recorded) pieces from the collection are those by Thomas
Weelkes (As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending) and John Wilbye (The
Lady Oriana) The collection should be available in most libraries.
 
Hope Greenberg

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From:           Thomas G. Bishop <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Mar 1994 13:52:45 -0500
Subject: 5.0244  Re: Imagining Gloriana
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0244  Re: Imagining Gloriana
 
I'm not quite sure what category it falls into, but one of the Industrial
Training films made by a company headed by John Cleese has a short film called
"How to Run a Meeting" which features Mr Cleese himself as the celebrated Queen
attempting to regulate the Privy Council in the face of various antics from
Mssrs. Cecil, Raleigh and Co. When I worked for the Department of Social
Security in Australia years ago, it was possible to schedule an afternoon
session of these films and have it count towards one's working day as "in-house
training". Other gems include "How to Answer the Telephone" and "Agendas" the
latter set in a courtroom. I dont know how widely available they are.
 
Tom Bishop
Case Western Reserve University
 
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Date:           Monday, 21 Mar 1994 17:16:18 +0200
Subject: 5.0252 Re: Hey Nonny Nonny; A Frog; Welsh; Glorianna
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0252 Re: Hey Nonny Nonny; A Frog; Welsh; Glorianna
 
>I can't remember the parameters of the "Imagining Gloriana" original request,
>but I just remembered one of the madrigals from the celebratory publication of
>pieces dedicated to the Queen: THE TRIUMPHS OF ORIANA.  Many, I think, or
>maybe all, ended with the words, "Long live fair Oriana."
 
Yes they do.  One is by Weelkes "All creatures now are merry-minded" and there
are others by Morley, etc.  If I may share a personal fantasy about these, I
always imagined a bunch of the guys getting together at the local tavern and
dashing off a few tunes between beers to cheer up Liz after she regrettably had
to whack off Essex's head.  Yet another unsubstantiatied pipedream, alas.
 
Melissa Aaron
 

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