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Year—The Season's Cycle

This song cycle gives the title to Maddy Prior's album Year. She wrote in the album's sleeve notes:

This is a series of seasonal songs. All have been written separately and often with years between but I was stumped for a summer song and so I chose one of the best crafted and most evocative songs I could find.

I'm indebted to Andy Watts and Nick Holland for the linking of the songs, and in case you miss it, the four seasons are connected by instrumental bridges that echo the chimes of a clock, in that they gather an extra phrase each quarter.

Spring

Snowdrops

[Maddy Prior]

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Birth

[Maddy Prior]

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Summer

Swimming Song

[Loudon Wainwright III]

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Autumn

(see also the Autumn to Spring Medley on Sails of Silver and A Rare Collection 1972-1996)

Marigold

[Maddy Prior]

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Harvest Home

[Elvey / Alford]

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Winter

Red & Green

[Maddy Prior]

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Long Shadows

[Maddy Prior]

(See also the Long Shadows page.)

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