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According to folklore, if it's rainy on St Swithin's Day, it'll rain every day for the following 40 days. At Classic FM we're a pretty optimistic bunch, but if you're unlucky enough to be caught in a shower on 15 July, allow us to recommend a suitably stormy soundtrack for your summer...
A beautiful and expressive vocal line accompanied by falling chords which imitate the raindrops as they cascade through the trees, reminding the poet of a fairy orchestra. It's taken from his Seks Dikte (Six Songs) for voice and piano, with words by Holger Drachmann.
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