Performance

The Greenwood Consort is a group of friends who are inspired by music and above all by the baroque world of Bach and his contemporaries.

We are available for weddings and private hire at a rate of £50 per player per hour, pro rata, with the number of players being flexible at your choice.  This includes organ playing for wedding or funeral services – separate rates apply – please contact for a quotation.

  • 1 player
    • piano / organ / harpsichord
  • 2 players – songs and sonatas
    • piano / organ / harpsichord and voice / flute / recorder
  • 3 players
    • voice / flute / recorder, harpsichord and cello
    • flute, violin, harpsichord
    • flute, voice, piano
    • recorder trio
  • 4 players – cantatas, trio sonatas
    • voice / flute / recorder, violin, harpsichord, cello
    • 2 recorders, harpischord, cello
    • recorder quartet
  • 6 or more players – arias, concertos
    • voice / flute / recorder, string quartet, harpsichord

We also make a point of performing in parish churches around Devon, to bring high quality music to communities that would otherwise have to travel elsewhere for this kind of cultural experience.

Past programmes:

  • A Matter of Taste
    • Anne Danican-Philidor: Recorder sonata in D minor
    • Giuseppe Sammartini: Trio sonata in F major for two recorders
    • Bach: Partita in A minor for solo flute
    • Purcell: Harpsichord suite in C major
    • Francesco Mancini: Recorder sonata in A minor
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in D minor for recorder and flute
  • Cantare e Sonare
    • Telemann: Cantata, “Du bist verflucht”
    • Handel: Flute sonata in B minor
    • Telemann: Cantata, “Ew’ge Quelle”
    • Telemann: Recorder sonata in F minor
    • Handel: Cantata, “Dalla guerra amorosa”
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in F major for 2 recorders
  • Church and Chamber
    • Telemann: “Weicht, ihr Sünden”
    • Telemann: Recorder sonata in C major
    • Telemann: Quartet in A minor for recorder, oboe and violin
    • Telemann: Quartet in F major for recorder, oboe and violin
    • Telemann: Cantata, “Wenn Israel am Nilusstrande”
    • Telemann: Quartet in G major for flute, oboe and violin
  • Dream of Arcadia
    • Purcell: Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
    • Bach: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
    • Vivaldi: Largo from Winter
    • Lully: Bois épais
    • Vivaldi: Cello sonata in A minor
    • Bach: Badinerie from Suite in B minor
    • Handel: Where e’er you walk
    • Bach: Prelude from Cello suite in G major
    • Handel: Cantata, “Dalla guerra amorosa”
    • Handel: Recorder sonata in F major
    • Handel: Ombra mai fù
  • Fantasy and Fugue
    • Piero: Chavalcando con un giovine accorto
    • Morley: Go ye my canzonets
    • Kreiger: Fantasia for organ
    • Durante: Solfeggio
    • Telemann: Fantasia in D minor for solo flute
    • Bach: Trio sonata in D minor for flute and obbligato harpsichord
    • Telemann Recorder sonata in C major
    • Bassano: Ricercar No.4
    • Strogers: Fantasia for harpsichord
    • Durante: Solfeggio
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in C major for 2 recorders
  • Haut Bois
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in C minor for oboe and recorder
    • Handel: Flute sonata in G major
    • Quantz: Trio sonata in C major for recorder and flute
    • Handel: Recorder sonata in F major
    • Telemann: Cantata, “Zischet nur, stechet”
    • Handel: Trio sonata in F major for 2 recorders
  • Inspired by Italy
    • Castello: Sonata prima for descant recorder
    • Caccini: Amarilli mia bella
    • Monteverdi: Lasciatemi morire
    • Carissimi: Vittoria mio core
    • Corelli: Recorder sonata in G minor (transcribed from the violin sonata in E minor)
    • Dowland: In darkness let me dwell
    • Dowland: Lasso vita mia
    • Daniel Purcell: Recorder sonata in C major
    • Purcell: Not all my torments
    • Purcell: What shall I do
    • Purcell: I attempt from Love’s sickness
    • Handel: Recorder sonata in G minor
  • Kammer-Klavier
    • Bach: Sarabande from Partita No.1 in Bb major for harpsichord
    • Bach: Bist du mei mir
    • Bach: Gedenke doch, mein Geist
    • J.C.Bach: Sonata in F major, Op.18, No.6 for harpsichord and organ
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in Bb major for recorder and obbligato harpsichord
    • Telemann: Recorder suite in A minor
    • Bach: So oft ich mein Tabakspfeife
    • Bach: French suite No.6  in E major for harpsichord
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in A major for flute and obbligato harpsichord
  • Love and Lamentation
    • Purcell: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation
    • Purcell: Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
    • Daniel Purcell: Recorder sonata in F major
    • Purcell: If music be the food of love (2nd setting)
    • Purcell: Wondrous machine
    • Purcell: Organ suite in C major
    • Purcell: Duet: Upon a Quiet Conscience
    • Purcell: Duet: In some kind dream
    • Purcell: Sweeter than roses
    • Purcell: Recorder sonata in D minor (transcribed from violin sonata in A minor)
    • Purcell: closing scenes from Dido and Aeneas
  • Mirth and Melancholy
    • Dowland: I saw my lady weep
    • Purcell: Ground for harpsichord
    • Dowland: A shepherd in a shade
    • Wilbye: The Frog’s Galliard
    • Purcell: If music be the food of love (1st setting)
    • Daniel Purcell: Recorder sonata in F major
    • Purcell: Wondrous machine
    • Purcell: Sweeter than roses
    • Purcell: Ground for harpsichord
    • Purcell: Music for a while
    • Dowland: Sorrow stay (instrumental divisions by Mark Bennett)
    • Purcell: I’ll sail upon the dog star
    • Purcell: Ground for harpsichord
    • Dowland: Fine knacks for ladies
    • Van Eyck: Pavaen Lachrymae for solo descant recorder
    • Purcell: Let the dreadful engines of eternal will
  • Secret Vivaldi
    • Vivaldi: Trio sonata in A minor for treble recorder and bass recorder
    • Vivaldi: Cantata, “Alla caccia dell’alme e dei cori”
    • Vivaldi: Concerto da camera in G minor for 2 recorders
    • Vivaldi: Sonata in A minor for tenor recorder (transcribed from cello sonata in A minor)
    • Vivaldi: Sonata in C minor for descant recorder (transcribed from oboe sonata in C minor)
    • Vivaldi: “La Follia” Trio sonata in A minor for 2 recorders
  • Sounds Special
    • Telemann: Quartet in D minor for cello and 2 flutes
    • Bach: Concerto in D minor for violin and oboe
    • Bach: Cantata, “Ich habe genug”
    • Bach: Brandenburg concerto No.4 in G major
  • Sounds Special Too
    • Marcello: Concerto di Flauti
    • Bach: Cantata, “Der Friede sei mit dir”
    • Telemann: Concerto in E minor for recorder and flute
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in Bb major for recorder and obbligato harpsichord
    • Telemann: Quartet in D minor for recorder and 2 flutes
    • Bach: Brandenburg concerto No.4 in G major
  • Sun, Sea and Sensibility
    • Antonio Soler: Concerto for harpsichord and organ in G major
    • A.Scarlatti: Sento nel core
    • A.Scarlatti: O cessate di piagarmi
    • A.Scarlatti: Se Florinda è fedele
    • D.Scarlatti: Harpsichord sonata in C major, L.457
    • D.Scarlatti: Harpsichord sonata in A major, K.74
    • Antonio Soler: Harpsichord sonata No.87 in G minor
    • D.Scarlatti: Harpsichord sonata in C minor, K.158
    • G.B.Sammartini: Flute sonata in G major
    • Antonio Soler: Concerto for harpsichord and organ in A minor
    • A.Scarlatti: Già il sole dal Gange
    • A.Scarlatti: Le Violette
    • Antonio Soler: Harpsichord sonata No.36 in C minor
    • D.Scarlatti: Harpsichord sonata in D minor, “Pastorale”
    • G.Sammartini: Recorder concerto in F major
  • The Evening Road
    • John Golland: New World Dances for recorder and harpsichord
    • Rosa: Star vicino
    • Anon: Have you seen but a white lily grow
    • Rossiter: What then is love but mourning
    • Handel: Three pieces for a musical clock (transcribed for organ)
    • Lully: Bois épais
    • Arne: Under the greenwood tree
    • Handel: Silent Worship
    • James Walker: Recorder sonatina (transcribed from Clarinet sonatina)
    • Wesley: Air and Gavotte for organ
    • Schubert: An die Laute
    • Dvořák: Like to a linden tree am I
    • Anon: Jeunes filletes
    • Handel: Recorder sonata in Bb major
    • Christopher Le Fleming: If it’s ever spring again
    • Anon: O can ye sew cushions
    • Monti: Czárdas (transcribed for descant recorder)
    • Armstrong Gibbs: Nod
  • The Place of the Bass
    • Handel: Recorder sonata in A minor
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in Bb major for recorder and harpsichord
    • Cima: Recorder sonata in G minor
    • Caldara: Cantata, “Ahime, sento il mio core”
    • Boismortier: Trio sonata in G minor for flute and cello
    • Vivaldi: Cello sonata in A minor
    • Telemann: Recorder sonata in C major
  • Trebles and Trinities
    • Telemann: Cantata, “Unbegreiflich ist Dein Wesen”
    • Telemann: Trio sonata in F major for recorder and viola
    • Handel: Recorder sonata in G minor
    • Telemann: Cantata, “Wenn Israel am Nilusstrande”
    • Quantz: Flute sonata in D major
    • Telemann: Quartet in G minor for recorder, flute and viola
  • Voice Flutes
    • Machaut: Douce dame jolie
    • Anon: The Carman’s Whistle
    • Byrd: The Carman’s Whistle
    • Dowland: Lachrymae Antiquae
    • Dowland: Flow my tears
    • Lassus: Bon jour mon coeur
    • de La Haye: Comment suis je de vostre cuer
    • Binchois: Je ne fay plus
    • Dowland: Come again, sweet love doth now invite
    • Van Eyck: Comagain
    • di Rore: Ancor che col partire
    • Bassano: Ancor che col partire
    • Caccini: Amarilli mia bella
    • Van Eyck: Amarilli
    • Ravenscroft: Martin said to his man
    • Purcell: Ye twice ten hundred deities
    • William Williams: Sonata in imitation of birds
    • Handel: Cantata, “Mi palpita il cor”
    • Handel: four arias from Rinaldo “curiously contriv’d for two recorders”
    • Purcell: One charming night
    • Purcell: Hush, no more

If you would like to be kept informed of future Greenwood events, please email to greenwoodconsort@aol.com.