W. de Wycombe

W. de Wycombe was an English composer who worked during the Medieval era. Little is known about his life, but it has been speculated that he is responsible for some of the best known tunes and songs from medieval England. For example, ‘Sumer is icumen in.’

Sumer is icumen in

‘Sumer is icumen in’ is a song written in the Wessex dialect of Middle English. The brilliance of the composition lies in the use of a refrain that resonates with the consecutive cooing of the Cuckoo.

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