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Mirie it is - revisiting the manuscript

Stower 07 Feb 16 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,Dave 07 Feb 16 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Feb 16 - 02:57 PM
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Subject: Mirie it is - revisiting the manuscript
From: Stower
Date: 07 Feb 16 - 05:03 AM

'Mirie it is while sumer ilast' is earliest secular song surviving in English. In the 20th century there has been a 'standard' accepted version of this song. However, I have revisited the only manuscript in which it appeared and found that neither the music nor the words in the text are as they are sung by early music revivalists. You can see my stage-by-stage reconstruction and read about the social context of the song, with a video accompanying the reconstructed song on medieval harp, at http://earlymusicmuse.com/mirie-it-is-while-sumer-ilast/.


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Subject: RE: Mirie it is - revisiting the manuscript
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 07 Feb 16 - 02:09 PM

Excellent as always Ian.


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Subject: RE: Mirie it is - revisiting the manuscript
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Feb 16 - 02:57 PM

Thanks. That's interesting.


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