Sumer Is Icumen In, 13th-century song manuscript

Sumer Is Icumen In, 13th-century song manuscript

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Caption: Sumer Is Icumen In. 13th-century manuscript of the four-part rota canon English medieval musical composition 'Sumer Is Icumen In'. The words are Middle English, with an alternative Latin text, 'Perspice christicola', and a detailed explanation (lower right) of the method of singing the piece.

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