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Britten Five Flower Songs; Choral Dances from Gloriana; A Garland for the Queen (1953); Six Madrigals from The Triumphs of Oriana (1601) ?Long live fair Oriana! A remarkable compilation of madrigals apparently in homage to the young Elizabeth I are echoed by a collection to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II (including music by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Ireland, and Tippett). Britten s own operatic contribution to the coronation celebrations include these delightful choral miniatures; 20th-century madrigals crammed with vitality and a rustic charm. His affectionate wedding anniversary tribute opens the programme, completing a quartet of celebratory collections spanning three and a half centuries.Conductor Ben Parry.
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