Their first album, BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL, a collection of English songs and dances of the Middle Ages, was released in October of 1997.
Their second album, released in June of 1998, is ROBIN LOVES ME: THE LEGEND OF ROBIN AND MARION, a collection of French trouvÃ¨re songs and motets surrounding the popular figures of the shepherd Robin and his sweetheart Marion, as well as English songs and ballads of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
In June of 1998, at the Berkeley Early Music Festival Fringe, they performed a revival of Adam de la Halle's Le Gieus de Robin et Marion.
In the fall of 1998 they performed Ancient Music of the British Isles, a panorama of English music from 1100 to 1600, and in June of 1999 they performed The Hollow Crown: English Monarchs from Henry II to Elizabeth I.
At the June 2000 Berkeley Early Music Festival Fringe, they will be performing Songs of False Love and True, a program of love songs dating from 1200 to 1600.
A new CD now in the works is ONE DAY AS I WENT RIDING, an album of French troubadour and trouvÃ¨re songs as well as French secular polyphony, both vocal and instrumental.
The Consort's work has been honored on more than one occasion. In the fall of 1998, the Sherwood Consort was awarded a three-year grant by the California Arts Council to fund their performances. The Arts Council also invited them to perform at their 1999 Conference.
In January of 2000, Just Plain Folks, an online organization of independent musicians, nominated ROBIN LOVES ME for a Best Music Award in the Classical/Opera/Renaissance category.
The Sherwood Consort is available for concerts and festivals.
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1. Say Me, Viit in the Brom
2. Ar Ne Kuth Ich Sorghe Non
3. I Must Go Walke
5. Me Lyketh Ever
6. Danger Me Hath Unskyfully
7. I Rede That Thu Be Joly and Glad
8. Trewe, On Wham Is Al My Tryst
10. I Have Set Me Hert So Hy
11. Miri It Is Whil Sumer Ilast
12. Worldes Blis
13. Ye Have So Longe Keepyt O
14. Nobilis Humilis
16. Fuweles in the Frith
17. Bryd One Brere
18. Gabriel From Hevene-king
19. Stantipes Imperfecta
20. Sumer Is Icumen In
21. Wynter Wakeneth Al My Care
22. Missal Estampie
23. Bituene Mersh and Averill