This episode of Between Birds of Prey is dedicated to the arrival of Summer. We will pay a tribute to this season of the year with a sort of preview of the Summer solstice of next Friday (on the Northern Hemisphere).

“Sumer is Icumen In” is the title of an English medieval poem and means “Summer is arriving”. Here is the poem in middle English:

Sumer is icumen in,
Lhude sing cuccu!
Groweþ sed and bloweþ med
And springþ þe wde nu,
Sing cuccu!
Awe bleteþ after lomb,
Lhouþ after calue cu.
Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ,
Murie sing cuccu!
Cuccu, cuccu, wel singes þu cuccu;
Ne swik þu nauer nu.
Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!

With no further ado, here is the audio and playlist for today:

  1. The A Lords – Summerhouse (John Barleycorn Reborn)
  2. Tor Lundvall – June Rain (Under The Shadow Of Trees)
  3. Tor Lundvall – Summer Song (Under The Shadow Of Trees)
  4. That Summer – Nick’s Moving (Songs For Landeric father side)
  5. Abandoned Toys – Spiraling Into The Sun (The Witch’s Garden)
  6. Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg (piano) – Six Songs, Op.90 – 5. Summer Night (Sommarnatten) (Anne Sofie Von Otter Sings Sibelius)
  7. Jonas Kaufmann – 12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen (Jonas Kaufmann – Lieder by Schumann & Strauss)
  8. Ligeti conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra and The King’s Singers – Der Sommer (Madrigals, Mysteries, Aventures, Songs)
  9. Joe Hisaishi – A Summer’s Day (Piano Stories)
  10. Adam Hurst – Midnight Sun (The Secret)
  11. Julia Kent – Last Day In July (Last Day In July (EP))
  12. Max Richter – Sunlight (Songs From Before)
  13. Vivaldi/Richter – Summer 1 (ReComposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Web)
  14. Vivaldi/Richter – Summer 2 (ReComposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Web)
  15. Vivaldi/Richter – Summer 3 (ReComposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Web)
  16. Tenhi – Seitsensarvi – Gray Shine of June (Airut:Aamujen)
  17. Death In June – Fire Feast (Peaceful Snow / Lounge Corps)
  18. Death In June – Symbols Of The Sun (Symbols & Clouds-Euro Cross Commemorative Edition)
  19. Ostara – The First Day Of Summer (The Only Solace)
  20. Fire + Ice – Gilded By The Sun (Gilded By The Sun)
  21. Tony Wakeford – Fullness Of August (Not All Of Me Will Die)
  22. The Green Man – Summerisle (From Irem To Summerisle)
  23. Sangre Cavallum – Noite De Solsticio (Veleno De Teixo)
  24. Sangre Cavallum – O Espirito Do Fogo (Barbara Carmina)
  25. Neun Welten – Midsommer (Vergessene Pfade)
  26. Sonne Hagal – Midsummernight (Jordansfrost)
  27. :Golgatha: – August 1922: Royal Air Force (Seven Pillars)
  28. Nest – Summer Storm (Acoustic) (Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings)

 Between Birds of Prey #79 – Sumer Is Icumen In.mp3

 Between Birds of Prey #79 – Sumer Is Icumen In.cue

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