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 Webber – 2.49
  2. The Blue Bird – Charles Villiers Stanford – 3.59
  3. The Banks of my own Lovely Lee – Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber – 5.50
  4. She Moved Through the Fair – Traditional, arr. Toby Young – 3.23
  5. Lay a Garland – Robert Pearsall – 4.38
  6. Sweet Kitty – Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber – 3.20
  7. Suo Gan – Traditional, arr. Toby Young – 3.11
  8. I Love my Love – Traditional, arr. Gustav Holst – 4.29
  9. Dadl Dau – Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber – 1.20
  10. Now is the Month of Maying – Thomas Morley – 2.07
  11. An Rosen Wyn – Traditional, arr. Christopher Monks – 5.10
  12. Greensleeves – Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber – 3.28
  13. Loch Lomond – Traditional, arr. R. Vaughn Williams – 3.24
  14. O Love, ’tis a Calm Starry Night – Traditional, arr. Patrick Hadley – 2.59
  15. Wraggle Taggle Gipsies, O! – Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Webber – 2.03
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