Sumer is icumen in (Anonymous)
- (Posted 2012-06-14) CPDL #26506:
- Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2012-06-14). Score information: A4, 1 page, 94 kB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
- Edition notes: This edition is intended to reproduce as closely as possible the layout of the original manuscript, using modern notation and type, with translations of the rubrics added (italicised), and replacing the letter Þ with th in the Middle English text. Both Both texts.
- (Posted 2008-07-03) CPDL #17453:
- Editor: Monique Rio (submitted 2008-07-03). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 85.2 kB Copyright: Creative Commons BY 4.0
- Edition notes: Updated 2016-08-17 "Sumer" only
- (Posted 2008-01-01) CPDL #15742:
- Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2008-01-01). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 63 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: with a realisation, "Sumer" and alternate lyrics © David Greagg.
- (Posted 2006-03-24) CPDL #11317:
- Editor: N. Nakamura (submitted 2006-03-24). Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Postscript file also available. Copyright © 2004 by N. Nakamura. Both texts, and also M. Bukofzer's duple transcription.
- (Posted 2005-08-30) CPDL #09307:
- Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2005-08-30). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 32 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer. In score, with both texts
- (Posted 2001-05-19) CPDL #02715: (Encore)
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2001-05-19). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 37 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Canon realized for 4 mixed voices, BB.SATB. In score
Title: Sumer is icumen in
Description: This rota or round was originally sung with the secular Middle English text. It is widely held that the Latin text was added later in order to preserve it in the library of Reading Abbey (since profane works would not be held in the Abbey).
See also: Summer is ycoming in (Robert Lucas Pearsall) (SSATBB)
Original text and translations
Middle English text
Sumer is icumen in,
Summer is come,
Der Sommer kommt: Kuckuck, singe laut!
See, O follower of Christ,
Observe, worshipper of Christ,