Among the leaves so green

AMONG THE LEAVES SO GREEN

25 Folk Songs

Oxford Pro Musica Singers
Conducted by Michael Smedley

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Drawing on the rich musical heritage of folk music in the British Isles and North America, much of it collected during the great folk-song revival at the turn of the twentieth century, this CD presents twenty-five folksongs in arrangements by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Grainger and others: fifteen from various parts of England and ten from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the USA and Canada. The folk tunes are all well-known favourites and these superb arrangements and fine performances are a treat.

This is a complete recording of Folk Songs for Choirs, Books 1 and 2, edited by John Rutter and published by Oxford University Press.

Among the leaves so green, O English folk song, arr. John Byrt
Bushes and Briars English folk song, arr. Donald James
Black Sheep Traditional American lullaby, arr. Rutter
Bobby Shaftoe Scottish folk song, arr. David Willcocks
Speaker Icon Dashing Away Traditional, arr. John Rutter
Early One Morning English folk song, arr. David Willcocks
Greensleeves English traditional, arr. Vaughan Williams
Londonderry Air Irish melody, arr. Percy Grainger
My Sweetheart’s like Venus Welsh folk song, arr. Gustav Holst
Speaker Icon O Waly, Waly Somerset folk song, arr. John Rutter
She’s Like the Swallow Newfoundland folk song, arr. E.T. Chapman
Speaker Icon Sourwood Mountain Tennessee folk song, arr. John Rutter
Afton Water Scottish folk song/Burns, arr. Willcocks
Brigg Fair Lincolnshire folk song, arr. Percy Grainger
Ca’ the Yowes Scottish folk song/Burns, arr. R.V.W.
Faithful Johnny Scottish traditional, arr. John Byrt
I Love My Love Cornish folk song, arr. Gustav Holst
Strawberry Fair West-country folk song, arr. Donald James
Swansea Town Welsh folk song, arr. Gustav Holst
The Keel Row Tyneside traditional, arr. John Byrt
The Oak and the Ash Old English air, arr. Edward Bairstow
The Sailor and Young Nancy Norfolk folk song, arr. Ernest John Moeran
The Three Ravens Traditional ballad, arr. Edward T. Chapman
The Turtle Dove English folk song, arr. Vaughan Williams
Yarmouth Fair Norfolk folk tune, arr. Peter Warlock,
adap. C. Armstrong Gibbs

 

Total Time: 74’40”
Recorded in St Martin’s Church, East Woodhay, July 1994.
Proudsound PROU CD 137