Scarborough Fair

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    A new collection of the music of these islands, the timeless songs and words that make up the rich musical tradition of Britain and Ireland, in beautiful new choral settings.

    The fifteen tracks of 'These Islands' represent some of the most popular pieces from the group’s formative years. Twelve unaccompanied voices are joined by piano on three tracks including Greensleeves, a medieval love song reputedly composed by King Henry VIII.

    Amongst the British and Irish songs reclothed in lush choral harmonies are Scarborough Fair, Loch Lomond, Jerusalem, and Danny Boy. They are combined with Fraser Wilson’s beautiful new settings of text including WB Yeats’ 'He wishes for the cloths of heaven' and Robert Burns’ 'My love is like a red rose'.

    These Islands is a distinctive choral compilation from a group that cannot be categorised, and represents a unique and gladdening contribution to a rich musical tradition.

    Includes unlimited streaming of These Islands via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Get all 4 Albion releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of In Cloudless Sunshine, Sheffield's Choral Celebration - live, These Islands, and Salutation. , and , .

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lyrics

SCARBOROUGH FAIR
Text & melody: Traditional Yorkshire

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Remember me to one who lives there,
She once was a true love of mine.

Ask her to make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Without any seam nor needle work,
Then she'll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to find me an acre of land,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Between the salt water and the sea sand,
Then he'll be a true love of mine.

credits

from These Islands, released March 1, 2014
solos: Jonny Peters and Philippa Dand
piano: Fraser Wilson

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The music of "these islands" - folksongs, madrigals, chant, and anthems from the British Isles (and beyond) - reimagined through new arrangements and compositions in the unique choral sound of Albion.

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