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GreenMatthews: A Victorian Christmas

GreenMatthews: A Victorian Christmas (Blast)

A Victorian Christmas
GreenMatthews

Blast Records (CD, UK, 22 November 2011)

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Musicians

Chris Green: vocals, mandocello, guitar, accordion;
Sophie Matthews: vocals, flute

with
Jude Rees: vocals, oboe

Tracks

  1. A Christmas Carol (Let an Anthem of Praise) (1.58)
  2. The Minstrels (0.58)
  3. The Sussex Carol (Roud 597) (3.26)
  4. Time to Remember the Poor (Roud 1121) (4.30)
  5. Good King Wenceslas (Roud 24754) (2.37)
  6. Young Scrooge (1.31)
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Roud 394) (2.59)
  8. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514) (4.26)
  9. Silent Night (Roud 27088) (3.05)
  10. Under the Mistletoe (Roud V19100) (3.44)
  11. The Oxen (0.57)
  12. Gower Wassail (Roud 209) (3.49)
  13. O Come All Ye Faithful (Roud 24755) (2.53)
  14. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Roud 8337) (4.01)
  15. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Roud 24752) (2.46)

Track 1 words George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934), tune Thoinot Arbeau, Orchesographie (1598);
Track 5 John M. Neale;
Track 15 Phillips Brook

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GreenMatthews: A Medieval Christmas

GreenMatthews: A Medieval Christmas (Blast BFTP009)

A Medieval Christmas
GreenMatthews

Blast Records BFTP009 (CD, UK, 22 November 2012)

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Produced by Chris Green;
Recorded and mixed at The Garret, Coventry, by Chris Green;
Mastered by Jeremy Carol at Woodpecker Audio

Musicians

Sophie Matthews: vocals, bagpipes, shwams, recorsers;
Chris Green: vocals, mandocello, vihuela, virginal

with
Jude Rees: vocals, bagpipes, shawm;
Tony Millyard, hurdy-gurdy

Tracks

  1. O Come O Come Emmanuel (Roud 26859) (2.41)
  2. Brande Champanje (3.50)
  3. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (4.13)
  4. Gaudete (2.47)
  5. Branle D'Écosse (Scots Branle) (2.24)
  6. Angelus ad Virginem (3.51)
  7. Bring Us in Good Ale (4.20)
  8. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Roud 21931) (4.41)
  9. Mirie It Is (2.45)
  10. The Coventry Carol (Roud 19028) (3.01)
  11. Personent Hodie (5.04)

> Folk Music > Records > GreenMatthews: A Brief History of Music

GreenMatthews: A Brief History of Music

GreenMatthews: A Brief History of Music (Blast BFTP008)

A Brief History of Music 1260-1915
GreenMatthews

Blast Records BFTP008 (CD, UK, 1 September 2013, 2016)

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Recorded and mixed by Chris Green at Rhe Garret, Coventry;
Mastered by Jeremy Carroll at Woodpecker Audio;
Artwork by Frank Doran

Musicians

Chris Green: vocals, guitar, mandocello, cittern, lute, virginal, piano accordion, bass, vocals;
Sophie Matthews: vocals, English border bagpipes, shawms, rauschpfeife, recorders, soprano saxophone

with
Simon Kirk: spoken word [2, 7, 12];
Tony Millyard: hurdy-gurdy;
Vicki Swan: double bass;
Fat Cat Strings

Tracks

  1. Sumer Is Icumen In (Cuccu) [c.1260] / Salterello (2.59)
  2. Orpheus (0.30)
  3. Two Branles [1547] (3.47)
  4. Martin Said to His Man (Roud 473; G/D 8:1703) [c.1580] (2.45)
  5. Bedlam Boys (Roud V16366) [c.1600] (4.51)
  6. My Thing Is My Own (Roud V30547) [1720] (4.26)
  7. Upon the Bagpipes (0.30)
  8. Mount Hills [1701] / The Shepherd and Shepherdess [1799] (4.27)
  9. Tom Tough (Roud 13818) [1789] (4.43)
  10. Sovay (Roud 7; Laws N21; Henry H35) [c.1800] (4.00)
  11. Billy Don't You Weep for Me (Roud V2845) [1833] (4.23)
  12. Blighters (0.31)
  13. Keep the Home Fires Burning [1914] (3.37)
  14. Goodbye-ee [1917] (3.02)

Tracks 1, 4-5, 8ab, 10 anon.;
Track 2 William Shalespeare, from Henry VIII;
Tracks 3ab Claude Gervaise, Pierre Attaignant, Dansery;
Track 6 Thomas D'Urfey, Pills to Purge Melancholy;
Track 7 Samuel Pepys;
Track 9 Charles Dibdon;
Track 11 anon. / Nic Jones;
Track 12 Siegfried Sassoon;
Track 13 words Lena Guilbert Ford, music Ivor Novello;
Track 14 R.P. Weston, Bert Lee

> Folk Music > Records > GreenMatthews: The Men Who Marched Away

GreenMatthews: The Men Who Marched Away

GreenMatthews: The Men Who Marched Away (Blast)

The Men Who Marched Away
Songs of the Great War
GreenMatthews

Blast Records (CD, UK, 15 September 2014)

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Musicians

Sophie Matthews: vocals, flute, English border bagpipes, soprano saxophone;
Chris Green: vocals, guitar, mandocello, piano accordion, piano, bass, drums

with
Richard Heacock (Fat Cat Strings): violin, viola, cello;
Paul James: soprano sax [8]

Tracks

  1. The Men Who Marched Away (3.09)
  2. Fall In (2.54)
  3. I'll Make a Man of You (3.04)
  4. Half Past Eleven Square (5.22)
  5. Private Green (5.42)
  6. The Lads in Their Hundreds (2.41)
  7. The Battle of the Somme (3.05)
  8. Home Lad Home (5.40)
  9. The Old Battalion (3.23)
  10. The Writing of ‘Tipperary’ (8.15)
  11. Lamplight (3.52)

> Folk Christmas > Records > GreenMatthews: A Brief History of Christmas

GreenMatthews: A Brief History of Christmas

GreenMatthews: A Brief History of Christmas (Blast BFTP007)

A Brief History of Christmas
GreenMatthews

Blast Records BFTP007 (CD, UK, 1 November 2015)

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Produced by Chris Green;
Recorded and mixed by Chris Green at The Garret, Coventry;
Mastered by Steve Kitch at Audio Master, Exeter, Devon

Musicians

Chris Green: vocals, guitar, mandocello, cittern, lute, virginal, bass, accordion;
Sophie Matthews: vocals, English bagpipes, shawm, recorders, flute, rauschpfeife

with
Jude Rees: vocals, oboe, recorders, shawm, rauschpfeife;
Vicki Swan: double bass [9];
Richard Heacock (Fat Cat Strings): violin, viola [9]

Tracks

  1. Noel Nouvelet / Salterello / Nos Galan (3.27)
  2. This Endris Night (4.50)
  3. Nowell's Galliard / As It Fell Out on a Holie Eve / Hollis Berrie (4.48)
  4. Drive the Cold Winter Away (Roud V9375) (4.28)
  5. The Seven Joys of Mary (Roud 278) (6.25)
  6. The Bagpipe Carol (3.46)
  7. The Sans Day Carol (Roud 514) (4.57)
  8. Joy in the Morning (2.37)
  9. Bethlehem Down (3.07)
  10. The Official Branle (Ding! Dong Merrily on High) (2.47)

Track 1a French carol melody, late 15th century;
Track 1b Italian dance tune, ca. 1390;
Track 1c trad. Welsh tune, 16th century;
Track 2 medieval carol;
Tracks 3ab Antony Holborne (1599);
Track 3c unknown, ca. 1570);
Track 6 Provencal words Nic Saboly (1614-1675), translated by Rev. J. O'Connor, tune Allant au marché ce matin (18th century);
Track 7 Carnish carol, 19th century;
Track 8 words Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows (1908), tune Chris Green;
Track 9 words Bruce Blunt (1899-1957), tune Peter Warlock (1894-1930);
Track 10 words George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934), tune Thoinot Arbeau, Orchesographie (1598)

> Folk Christmas > Records > GreenMatthews: A Christmas Carol

GreenMatthews: A Christmas Carol

GreenMatthews: A Christmas Carol (Blast BFTP011)

A Christmas Carol
A Folk Opera
GreenMatthews

Blast Records BFTP011 (CD, UK, 13 November 2017)

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Recorded and mixed at The Garret, Coventry;
Mastered by Jeremy Carroll ar Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire;
Photography by Lucas Pitcher at TimeLight Photographic;
Album design by Frank Doran

Musicians

Sophie Matthews: vocals, flute, English border bagpipes;
Chris Green: vocals, guitar, mandocello, piano, accordion, bass, drums

with
Jude Rees: vocals, oboe, melodeon

Tracks

  1. Introducing Scrooge (7.50)
  2. The Coming of Marley (2.49)
  3. Marley's Song (2.39)
  4. After Marley (2.26)
  5. The Ghost of Christmas Past (2.10)
  6. Into Scrooge's Past (1.16)
  7. Scrooge's Boyhood (2.09)
  8. Fezziwig's Ball (3.57)
  9. After The Ball (0.57)
  10. Scrooge's Sweetheart (3.17)
  11. Scrooge Banishes the First Spirit (1.38)
  12. The Ghost of Christmas Present (3.22)
  13. London at Christmas (1.13)
  14. The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner (2.46)
  15. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (4.00)
  16. A Funeral (2.01)
  17. Christmas Morning (1.51)
  18. Scrooge's Change of Heart (2.43)
  19. The Following Morning (1.55)
  20. In Conclusion (1.49)

Lyrics by Chris Green, music trad. arr. Chris Green

> Folk Christmas > Records > GreenMatthews: Roots & Branches

GreenMatthews: Roots & Branches

GreenMatthews: Roots & Branches (Blast BFTP013)

Roots & Branches
GreenMatthews

Blast Records BFTP013 (CD, UK, 11 September 2019)

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Recorded and mixed at The Garret, Coventry, in June/July 2019;
Mastered by Steve Kitch at Audio Master, Exeter, Devon;
Photos by James Harris Photography;
Artwork and design by Frank Doran

Musicians

Chris Green: vocals [1, 3-4, 6-7, 9-10], guitar [2, 4, 8], mandolin [1, 8], mandocello [1, 3-7, 9], Renaissance cittern [7], Appalacian dulcimer [4], piano accordion [8], piano [3, 6], organ [6], bass [1, 3, 8], stomp [1, 8];
Sophie Matthews: vocals [1-4, 6-7, 10], English border bagpipes [1, 5-7, 9-10], flute [9], alto recorder [3], baroque musette [2], baroque oboe [4]

Tracks

  1. The Escape of Old John Webb (Roud 83; Child 188; G/D 2:244) (4.01)
  2. The Bone Lace Weaver (3.27)
  3. High Germany (Roud 904; G/D 1:96) (4.07)
  4. Daddy Fox (Roud 131; G/D 3:499; Henry H38) (3.50)
  5. Childegrove & Indian: Childgrove / The Indian Queen (4.08)
  6. The Blue Cockade (Roud 191; TYG 2) (5.37)
  7. Song of the Lower Classes (Roud V39520) (4.11)
  8. Worms and Palfreys (3.37)
  9. Linden Lea (RoudBS B104645) (3.49)
  10. The Miller of Dee (Roud 503) / Begone Dull Care (Roud 13896) (3.35)

Track 2 words Leonard Wheatcroft, tune Chris Green;
Track 6 words Ernest Jones, music Chris Green;
Track 8 Chris Green;
Track 9 William Barnes, Ralph Vaughan Williams;
Track 10 words trad., music Chris Green

> Folk Christmas > Records > GreenMatthews: Midwinter Revels

GreenMatthews: Midwinter Revels

GreenMatthews: Midwinter Revels (Blast BFTP014)

Midwinter Revels
GreenMatthews

Blast Records BFTP014 (CD, UK, 30 November 2020)

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Recorded and mixed at The Garret, Coventry, in March-October 2020;
Mastered by Steve Kitch at Audio Master, Exeter, Devon;
Photo of Chris Green and Sophie Matthews by James Harris;
Cover photo courtesy of Shutterstock;
Album design by Frank Doran

Musicians

Sophie Matthews: vocals [1-9], flute [4, 10], clarinet [6], recorder [7, 9], alto recorder [8], English border bagpipes [1, 3, 9], baroque oboe [7], baroque musette [2];
Chris Green: vocals [1-4, 6-7, 9-10], guitar [5, 7-8], electric guitar [3], mandocello [1-4, 6-7], Renaissance cittern [9], piano accordion [1, 9], piano [6, 10], bass guitar [3, 9], drums [3, 9]

Tracks

  1. Winter Fair (3.30)
  2. Sweet Bells (Roud 936) (4.16)
  3. Somerset Wassail (Roud 209) (3.19)
  4. Peasants and Pages (7.30)
  5. Innocent's Song (3.18)
  6. The Christmas Goose (Roud 3204; TYG 40) (3.22)
  7. The Villagers of Châtres (2.44)
  8. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (3.07)
  9. Hey for Christmas! (Roud V31804) (3.00)
  10. The Darkling Thrush (4.02)

Tracks 1, 4 Chris Green;
Tracks 2-3, 6, 8-9 trad.;
Track 5 words Charles Causley, music Chris Green;
Track 7 words translated from the French and made to rhyme by Chris Green, music trad.;
Track 10 words Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), music Chris Green

Video

GreenMatthews sing Sweet Bells:

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Other records with GreenMatthews

Besides being with Isambarde, Chris Green played on these albums:

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer: Scatter Pipes (WildGoose WGS324CD) Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Scatter Pipes, CD, WildGoose WGS324CD, 2005