Sumer Is Icumen In

Voicing: SATB, or TTBB, and piano or SAATTBB a cappella

Duration: 1' 38"


Therer are two versions of this arrangements - accompanied and unaccompanied. Both versions retain all the exuberant energy of the original mediaeval English round.


The version with piano introduces variety by slowly building up the layers of the round - unison at first, then in 2 parts and finally in 4. Some extra cuckoos and a final chorus of animals completes this enjoyable setting. A discreetly rocking piano part supports the voices, making this an ideal arrangement for less confident choirs, as well as more experienced groups.


The a cappella version is not the same as the piano version. It is intended for more experienced choirs but follows the same basic structure.

Sumer Is Icumen In

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