from A History of Western Music, pages 131-132:
Now the sun rose higher and the heat of the day increased, and the whole company remained in the pleasant shade; and as a thousand birds were singing among the verdant branches, someone asked Francesco [Landini] to play the organ a little, to see whether the sounds would make the birds increase or diminish their song. He did so at once, and a great wonder followed: for when the sound began many of the birds were seen to fall silent, and gather around as if in amazement, listening for a long time: and then they resumed their song and redoubled it, showing inconceivable delight, and … more >>
Donald Jay Grout, A History of Western Music (London, 1960), p. 131-132. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1518706120866 accessed: 4 March, 2024
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|performed by Francesco Landini
|in the company of others, outdoors
Grout is quoting from Giovanni da Prato's Paradiso degli Alberti (c. 1425).