Choral Dances from Act II of Benjamin Britten's opera Gloriana, op. 53. Queen Elizabeth I is on a state visit to the city of Norwich. After a formal address of welcome, she is entertained by a Masque. To these unaccompanied Choral Dances, dancers representing time and concord, country girls, and young rustics and fishermen all pay homage and tribute to the Queen.
The composer made this arrangement for tenor, harp and mixed choir for the opening concert of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 1st March 1967.