Friday, 2 August 2019

Mirie It Is While Sumer Ilast


I can feel the calming effect of this song as I listen to it. It dates from the first half of the thirteenth century and is the oldest surviving secular one written in English. Despite it only being a single verse it's a lucky survival. It was found on a scrap of paper inside a book. Enjoy your weekend.

Arilx

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing that Aril, so beautiful, I have shared it too. Too good to keep to myself !

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  2. Wow! That's lovely - really unusual timing

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  3. So beautiful. I love early music. The repetition helps give the calming effect. Lynda N Z

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    1. I love early music too. It's like balm for the soul.
      Arilx

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  4. I really like early music and I must say, I teach my year 5 children about it and they really seem to enjoy and remember the Medieval era and Renaissance music when I teach them. One girl totally loves Hildegard Von Bingen. Another nice composer of secular music to listen to is Martin Codax who was a Spanish troubadour. His music was found in the spine of a book in the 20th century.

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  5. P.S. this one is beautiful! I will share it with the kids!

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