"This description of 'Sumer is icumen in' was originally published at the time of the unveiling at Reading abbey of a memorial tablet, bearing a facsimile of the canon." The score in the present edition is in modern notation, edited by W.S. Rockstro, author of the article, "Sumer is icumen in," in Grove's Dictionary of music. The canon is preserved in ms. Harl. 978 in the British museum
Evidence reported by scanner-liz-ridolfo for item sumerisicumenin00hurruoft on February 20, 2007: no visible notice of copyright; stated date is 1914.
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Fantastic resource for this one piece.
This book includes a facsimile of the original manuscript from 1240 A.D. as well as a fully notated version in modern notation. While the use of the long s (which looks like an f to us) can made the reading of the book a little difficult, it is truly one of the great gems in the Archive. If you're at all interested in music, and early music in particular, this short book on this complex round is well worth downloading for your own digital library.