Cantabile - The London Quartet with Chris Hatt piano and Alexander L'Estrange piano
Featuring: Richard Stilgoe, Eliza Lumley, Rory Bremner and Tim Rice
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.
“Mark, Mike, Richard and Steven have few opportunities to play cricket, but take every opportunity to sing about it, which they do wonderfully well. They are now synonymous with the game’s music.” David Rayvern Allen