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Early Music: Under the Greenwood Tree


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listen  7. Clap, clap, par un matin s'en aloit Robin 3:03$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen15. Browning my dear on the theme, The Leaves be Green: Browning my dear 1:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen20. Robin Hood and Maid Marian 4:28$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen21. The Green Man, "The Dancing Master": The Green Man - 'The Dancing Master'0:54$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen27. When Kempe did dance alone (Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Little John are gone): When Kempe did dance alone (or 'Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Little John are gone') 1:26$0.89  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 6, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0000014DV
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,988 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roderick C. Henry on November 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As other reviewers have mentioned, sometimes the playing is a touch ragged...but that is not necessarily bad. Ancient music, like ancient stories, tends to suffer from either too much respect or a lack thereof. The music on this has a lively feel that I like, rather than sounding like it's been preserved in a glass case. It also hasn't been moodified into some new-agey thingamajig.

I'm no ancient music scholar but I listen to a lot of it...and will give this collection to my siblings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KAS on July 29, 2004
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The intent of this recording (according to the liner notes) is to evoke some of the sounds sentiments and personalities of Robin Hood's time, then drawing on later ballads and dances to celebrate the enduring Robin Hood legend. In this regard, the CD does a good job, presenting a variety of works from the late 1100s through the 17th Century. I'll agree with another reviewer that the ensemble playing is not the best, and sounds unpolished in several songs. The soprano is quite good, though. And there are a number of good little dances. Ballads like Robin Hood & the Curtall Fryer, Robin Hood & Maid Marian, and The Wedding of Robin Hood are all classic humorous Robin tales. Unfortunately, enjoyment of them may suffer from the lack of a lyrics sheet. Overall, if you like Robin Hood stories and early music, this is a fairly fun and inexpensive CD to add to your collection.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Gustafson on February 1, 2001
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It is important to note that the British -Estampie- ensemble performing on this record is not the same artist as the German -Estampie- group who made -Crusaders in Nomine Domini-, a much better record than this.

The programme on this recording is a strange selection. Was the intent to produce a general early music sampler? If so, there are a lot of gaps here. On the one hand, we have Crusader era and troubadour material like -Palastinalied-; on the other hand, we have lightweight British pastoral stuff, like two versions of -Greensleeves-. If, as the title suggests, the intent was to produce a medieval/pastoral atmosphere recording, then raucous wind performances of monophonic dance material seem not to belong. Both monophonic material and some not particularly well played ensemble polyphony make a record that seems to lack focus.

The ensemble playing is not the best on this disc. The female vocalist is competent, but seems to invest very little passion in the material. This one definitely starts to drag early on.
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By Sara Jo Culler on May 16, 2013
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Under the Greenwood Tree is a charming CD of music from the Middle Ages. A must-have for Middle Ages music fans.
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