Cuckoo Song (instrumental)

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"Cuckoo Song"
Cuckoo song (Mike Oldfield).jpg
Single by Mike Oldfield with Les Penning
A-side"Cuckoo Song"
B-side"Pipe Tune"
Released25 November 1977 (1977-11-25)
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)Michael Praetorius
Producer(s)Mike Oldfield
Mike Oldfield singles chronology
"William Tell Overture"
"Cuckoo Song"
"Take Four"

"Cuckoo Song" is a musical piece written by Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621). In 1977 British musician Mike Oldfield released an arrangement of the piece as a single.

Mike Oldfield single[edit]

Mike Oldfield released a version of "Cuckoo Song" in 1977 as a non-album single on Virgin Records. The B side, a musical precursor of Incantations and which could almost be a part of it, is an original composition by Oldfield. The single (in a plain white sleeve) was included as a free bonus when the double LP Incantations was released in 1978. It is one of the many non-album singles which Oldfield released in the 1970s. "Cuckoo Song" also features Les Penning.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cuckoo Song" – 3:13
  2. "Pipe Tune" – 3:27


  1. ^ "Singles". Amadian. Retrieved 2009-02-28.