Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
All that’s wanting is a Geoffrey Boycott solo.
Reminds me of Geoffrey Burgon.
Splendid! But your terminology is a somewhat adrift. An intoned chant is not a hymn.
Amusing and nicely sung. But such an ancient idea. I remember Masters at my Prep school amusing us at the end of term by singing the school rules as a Psalm – over 40 years ago.. Possibly exactly the same Psalm too.
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Sorry to be a pain about ‘terminology’. I’m sure you all know this before I mention it, anyway. ‘The Rules of cricket’? Cricket has laws, not rules!
Also on that CD from The London Quartet there is also a sung version, in the style of Arvo Pärt, of the text from the well-known “ins and outs” cricket tea towel. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cricket-tea-towel-ins-outs/id455161303?i=455161455 for a preview…
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