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ADD: Crown Winter with Green (Butterworth)

Matthew Edwards 14 Dec 16 - 01:22 PM
Steve Shaw 14 Dec 16 - 09:01 PM
GUEST,Peter C 15 Dec 16 - 06:39 AM
gillymor 15 Dec 16 - 07:00 AM
FreddyHeadey 15 Dec 16 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,JaniceB 15 Dec 16 - 09:04 PM
FreddyHeadey 16 Dec 16 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,Peter C 16 Dec 16 - 02:50 PM
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Subject: Crown Winter with green: Butterworth
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 01:22 PM

Crown Winter with green,
And give him good drink
To physic his spleen
Or ever he think.

His mouth to the bowl,
His feet to the fire;
And let him, good soul,
No comfort desire.

So merry he be,
I bid him abide:
And merry be we
This good Yuletide.

Poem XXVI in Book IV of 'The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges' Geo. Bell & Sons, London, 1890 p.83

The Bodleian Library has recently discovered a long missing musical MS of a score by George Butterworth containing a setting of this short poem by Robert Bridges. The score is on display at Weston Library, Oxford from 14 - 18 December 2016.

What's on at the Bodleian Library

A world premiere performance of the song was broadcast on the BBC Radio 3 In Tune programme on Monday 12 Dec 2016, sung by John Lee, with piano accompaniment fron Guy Newbury.
The performance is available for listening here on the BBC iPlayer at 39:40 minutes into the programme.

(Ignore the list of tracks played in the programme on the BBC web page which names the singer as John Lee Hooker!)

Matthew


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Subject: RE: Crown Winter with green: Butterworth
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Dec 16 - 09:01 PM

Thank you for that, Matthew. Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Crown Winter with green: Butterworth
From: GUEST,Peter C
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 06:39 AM

Is the sheet music available does anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Crown Winter with green: Butterworth
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 07:00 AM

Here's a quick shot of it at bbc:

Crown Winter with green: Butterworth


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Subject: RE: Crown Winter with green: Butterworth
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 11:16 AM

Sheet music...
And there is a rather fuzzy pic of the whole of the first page on the university page here
http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/news/dr-guy-newbury-performs-rediscovered-butterworth-piece-bbc-radio-3  > & open the actual photo in a new tab .
And a better one on Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/PembrokeOxford/photos/a.211369815661072.50311.210763445721709/957151784416201 > click 'View Full Size'.

Maybe someone local should pop down and copy it out?

I can't quite imagine it sung in a folky way...
John Lee on soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/bodleianlibraries/butterworth 

I think if you sang the same notes but without the posh voice it would sound just as odd.(I'll see if I can do an ABC later!)


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Subject: RE: Crown Winter with green: Butterworth
From: GUEST,JaniceB
Date: 15 Dec 16 - 09:04 PM

There are more images at: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14969003.Gem_of_a_drinking_song_lost_for_more_than_a_century_has_been_rediscovered/


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Subject: Tune Add: Crown Winter with Green (Butterworth)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 12:04 PM

X:1
T:Crown Winter With Green
C:Butterworth - (Robert Bridges poem)
L:1/4
Q:1/4=150
M:3/4
I:linebreak $
K:Cmaj
V:1 treble nm=" "
%%wordsfont Times-Bold 17
%%MIDI program 0
V:1
z z c | B A E/D/ | C2 C/D/ | E/F/ G A | G z $
A | G/ F3/2 C | E2 D | c A B/A/ | G2 z | z z$
D | D3/2- C/ B,/C/ | D z D | B3/2- A/ ^G/A/ | B2 $
c | _e d c | _B2 A | ^G E c/B/ | A z z | z3 | z3 | z3 | z z $
c | B A E/D/ | C2 C/D/ | E/F/ G A | G z $
A | G/ F3/2 C | E2 D | c A B/A/ | G2 z | z z $
D | D3/2- C/ B,/C/ | E z D | B3/2- A/ ^G/A/ | B2 $
^c | d ^c B | A ^F ^G | A2 z | z z z |]
W:
W:Crown Winter with green,
W:And give him good drink
W:To physic his spleen
W:Or ever he think.
W:
W:His mouth to the bowl,
W:His feet to the fire;
W:And let him, good soul,
W:No comfort desire.
W:
W:So merry he be,
W:I bid him abide:
W:And merry be we   *
W:This good Yuletide.*
W:
W:Poem XXVI in Book IV of 'The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges'
W: Geo. Bell & Sons, London, 1890 p.83
W:
W:(* ?sung on the John Lee track as
W:And merry be we   
W:This cold Yuletide.
W:And merry be we   
W:And merry be we   
W:This cold Yuletide.)
W:
W:
W:


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Subject: RE: ADD: Crown Winter with Green (Butterworth)
From: GUEST,Peter C
Date: 16 Dec 16 - 02:50 PM

Thank you so much for the ABCs - I think I will transpose it up from C (may be a modal key) into D


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