Sound and vision blog

13 July 2009

Recording of the Week: Nightingale song

From the master of one of the most beautiful songs that can be heard in the natural world. For centuries the rich medley of liquid notes of the Nightingale has been a source of inspiration for poets and musicians such as Keats, Coleridge and Beethoven. Listen to this recording and discover for yourself why the Nightingale is such a celebrated songster.

'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, selected by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected by Cheryl Tipp, curator of wildlife sounds at the British Library Sound Archive. It comes from the British Wildlife Recordings collection and was recorded more than 40 years ago by Lawrence Shove.


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