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An unpresented sequence or music to celebrate Maytime - a mix of spring and summer, three cuckoos, a nightingale, a dash of melancholy and an 'obby 'oss to follow.
Music by Fanny Mendelssohn, Thomas Morley, Vivaldi and Max Richter, Elgar, Daquin, Joseph Marx, Schumann and Dave Webber.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anon.

    Sumer is icumen in

    Ensemble: The Dufay Collective.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Fanny Hensel

    May (The Year)

    Performer: Lauma Skride.
    • Sony.
  • Thomas Morley

    Now is the month of maying

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • EMI.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Heigh Ho Holiday Galliard

    Music Arranger: Mark Kroll. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Canadian Brass: English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'

    Performer: Bob van Asperen. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • Virgin.
  • Louis‐Claude Daquin

    Le coucou

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Edward Elgar

    May Song

    Performer: Marat Bisengaliev. Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • Elgar: The Violin Music.
    • NAXOS.
    • 12.
  • Robert Schumann

    Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Op 48 No 1 (Dichterliebe)

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • Schumann: Dichterliebe; Liederkreis Op.39.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Marx

    Maienblüten (L. Jacobowsky)

    Performer: Katerina Karneus. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Song Recital.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 121.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Spring 2 (The Four Seasons Recomposed)

    Composer: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • DG.
  • Dave Webber

    Hail, Hail the First of May

    Performer: Jon Boden.
    • Navigator Records.


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