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Reading is famous for the music of "Sumer is icumen in" which came from its library. The original manuscript is on display in the British Library in the John Ritblat Gallery. It is on the  left as enter  open at Sumer is icumen in. A copy of the manuscript and more information is on the website

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In the cloister writing the music of "sumer is icumen in". The picture commissioned by Dr Hurry around 1910. Copyright Reading Museum Service (Reading Borough Council). All rights reserved. 

'Sumer is icumen in' from a manuscript of the thirteenth century written at Reading Abbey , a version in stone to be seen on the wall of the Abbey Cloister.

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