With Angel's face and brightness (Daniel Norcome)
- Editor: Cameron McKay (submitted 2014-08-05). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 112 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from an original facsimile from imslp. N.B. the apostrophe (the title is now correct) has been misplaced throughout the underlay in the pdf.
Title: With Angel's face and brightness
Composer: Daniel Norcome
Description: The second piece (numbered 1) in Thomas Morley's anthology, The Triumphs of Oriana, published by Thomas East in 1601.
Original text and translations
With angel's face and brightness
and orient hue, fair Oriana shining
With nimble foot she tripped
O'er hills and mountains.
At last in dale she rested,
hard by Diana's fountain.
This is that maiden Queen of the fairy land,
with sceptre in her hand.
The fauns and saytrs dancing,
did show their nimble lightness.
Fair Naïs and the nymphs did leave their bowers,
And brought their baskets full of herbs and flowers.
Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana,
"Long live fair Oriana!"