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Folk Music of the British Isles

 Armonico Consort
 Christopher Monks

Greensleeves is a celebration of music spanning the length and breadth of the British Isles, featuring mesmerising new arrangements by Geoffrey Webber and Toby Young of some of the most beautiful folk music ever written. The recording includes Loch Lomond, Lisa La?n and of course, perhaps the most famous British melody ever written - Greensleeves.



What people are saying

"I don't know what they're putting in the coffee over there at Signum Classics, but this is another brilliant wonder, and obviously a labour of love for all concerned." - Classical Nowhere, April 2016

"Best are solo contributions from soprano Eloise Irving and tenor Matthew Vine, who take the lead in the exquisite opener, Lisa Lan." - Gramophone, April 2016

4* - "This is a disc which works because the singers combine fine musical quality with a sympathy and enthusiasm for their material, giving us a delightfully evocative 50 minutes." - Planet Hugill, May 2016

"The best is Holst's version of 'I Love My Love', which develops from simplicity gradually into more elaboration that works." - Early Music Review, May 2016

5* -  "Here's a richly satisfying traversal of British songs delivered with consummate feeling and eloquence by the Armonico Consort...a delightful recital sung with entrancing beauty." - Choir & Organ, June 2016

 Armonico Consort

Christoph Monks conductor


Release date: 30th Mar 2016
Order code: SIGCD447
Barcode: 635212044728

1.Lisa Lan Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber2.49
2.The Blue BirdCharles Villiers Stanford3.59
3.The Banks of my own Lovely LeeTraditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber5.50
4.She Moved Through the FairTraditional, arr. Toby Young3.23
5.Lay a GarlandRobert Pearsall4.38
6.Sweet KittyTraditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber3.20
7.Suo GanTraditional, arr. Toby Young3.11
8.I Love my LoveTraditional, arr. Gustav Holst4.29
9.Dadl DauTraditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber1.20
10.Now is the Month of MayingThomas Morley2.07
11.An Rosen WynTraditional, arr. Christopher Monks5.10
12.GreensleevesTraditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber3.28
13.Loch LomondTraditional, arr. R. Vaughn Williams3.24
14.O Love, 'tis a Calm Starry NightTraditional, arr. Patrick Hadley2.59
15.Wraggle Taggle Gipsies, O!Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber2.03