Songs of Cricket


Cantabile (also known as ‘The London Quartet’) have been wowing audiences across the world since the 1980s with their shows that blend performance flair, comic timing and a deep passion for high-quality vocal music.

This album is an eclectic tribute to the very British obsession that is cricket, bringing together works from the turn of the century (school songs from Harrow and Eton) to the present day (Jiggery Pokery from the 2009 Ivor Novello nominated album The Duckworth-Lewis Method) – as well as from the well-known (Roy Harper’s When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease) to the obscure (The Summer Game, from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s little-known musical Cricket, commissioned for the Queen’s 60th Birthday). Featuring guest performances from the likes of Richard Stilgoe, Rory Bremner and Tim Rice, this album should prove a must-buy for cricket- and music-fans alike.


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RELEASE DATE: 25/07/2011
BARCODE: 635212021729

1. Cricket Theme Medley Various, arr. Alexander L’Estrange

2. The Cricketers of Hambledon Bruce Blunt / Peter Warlock

3. School Songs Medley (five school songs) Various

4. The Summer Game – from Cricket (Hearts and Wickets) Tim Rice / Andrew Lloyd Webber

5. Lillian Thomson Richard Stilgoe

6. Radnage Cricket Song (Bucks. folk song) Traditional, collected by Horace Harman

7. Four Jolly Bowlers The Yetties

8. The Rules of Cricket – A Psalm Chant The London Quartet/ W.H. Havergal

9. You’ve Got to be a Cricket Hero (to Get Along with the Beautiful Girls) Al Sherman/ Buddy Fields/ Al Lewis and Fred Tupper/ Cliff Nichols

10. Jiggery Pokery Neil Hannon / Thomas Walsh

11. Village Rondo Matthew Holst, arr. Chris Hatt

12. Eton and Winchester R.T. Warner / F.S. Kelly

13. I Made a Hundred in the Backyard at Mum’s Greg Champion

14. Australian Cricket Medley Various

15. The Barmy Army Richard Stilgoe

16. That’s Not Cricket – from At Home Abroad Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz

17. Cricket Tea Towel: The Ins and Outs of Cricket Anon. / The London Quartet

18. Andy Flower Duet Richard Stilgoe / Léo Delibes

19. Jerusalem Richard Stilgoe / C. Hubert Parry

20. When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease Roy Harper

21. ‘Stop it, Aggers!’ [NON MUSICAL] Rory Bremner

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