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Choral Songs in honour of Queen Victoria

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Choral Songs in honour of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

Lady on the Silver Throne
With still increasing blessings
A thousand years, by sea and land
To her beneath whose stedfast star
Out in the windy West
For all the wonder of thy regal day
Flora’s Queen
A Century’s Penultimate
With wisdom, goodness, grace
Who can dwell with greatness!
Hark! The world is full of thy praise
The seaboards are her mantle’s hem
The Triumph of Victoria

Spiritus Chamber Choir, choir
Aidan Oliver, director

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s 80th birthday in 1899, thirteen of the leading composers and poets of the day collaborated on a collection of partsongs to rival their Elizabethan model, The Triumphs of Oriana. Published in a limited edition of only 100 copies, this superb sequence, studded with musical gems, provides a fascinating snapshot of the British musical renaissance on the eve of the twentieth century.