Detail from manuscript of Sumer Is Icumen In
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Sumer Is Icumen In for runners

An Oxford University professor has composed a contemporary version of Britain's oldest known composed song in English.

Professor Martyn Harry's version was written with runners entering Reading's Year of Culture fun run in mind.

The song, composed at Reading Abbey in the 13th century, has been sped up with voices replaced by 12 saxophones.

  • 21 Jan 2016