Summer is icumen in

 

Sumer is icumen in (Canon a 4 voces). Siglo XIII. La canción del cuco. Anónimo.

 

Vídeos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWWEHAswpFI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR1jNb7pFNw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd8DulwdIpU&feature=related

 

Partitura:

http://blowthyhorn.com/choralMusicEditions/sumer_is/sumer_is_icumen_in.pdf  sencilla

http://erato.uvt.nl/files/imglnks/usimg/8/8c/IMSLP124264-WIMA.6bb3-Anonymous_Sumer_is_icumen.pdf

 

Midis:

http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sound/anon-sum.mid

 

Letras:

Middle_English.png Middle English text

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing Cuccu!
GroweÞ sed, and bloweÞ med,
and springÞ wde nu.
Sing Cuccu!

Awe bleteÞ after lomb,
lhouÞ after calve cu.
Bulluc sterteÞ,
bucke verteÞ,
murie sing Cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu,
wel singes Þu Cuccu
ne swik Þu naver nu.

Pes:
Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!

*Note: Þ in Middle English sounds like "th".

 


Latin 

 

Perspice Christicola,

que dignacio;

celicus agricola

pro vitis vicio,

filio,

non parcens exposuit

mortis exicio.

Qui captivos

Semivivos

a supplicio

Vite donat

et secum coronat

in celi solio.

 

English.png English translation

Summer is come,
sing loud, cuckoo!
The seed grows and the meadow blooms,
and now the wood turns green.
Sing, cuckoo!

Ewe bleats after lamb,
cow lows after calf,
bullock leaps,
buck farts,
sing merrily, cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!
You sing well, cuckoo.
Don't ever stop now.

Pes:
Sing cuckoo now. Sing, Cuckoo.
Sing Cuckoo. Sing cuckoo now!