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Classics for Cats

Classics for Cats

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A Very Fine Cat
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A selection of classical music, including Rossini's incomparable 'Cat duet', compiled with cats in mind, and capturing in music the differing personalities of our feline companions. Other pieces include the 'Trout' Quintet for cats that feast, and music for hunting cats and sleeping cats.

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Classics for Cats

1 Country Cat
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto 'Alla Rustica' RV 151: Presto-Adagio-Allegro
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Martin Sieghart
2 Town Cat
Josef Haydn
Symphony No104 in D major
'London': Finale. Allegro spiritoso
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Alexander Titov
3 Church Cat
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Largo from Xerxes
Martin Souter
4 Solo Cat
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Two Oboes in D minor
European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman
5 Singing Cat
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Comic Duet for Two Cats
Penelope Martin-Smith and
Sara Stowe (Sopranos),
Matthew Spring (Guitar)
6 Dancing Cat
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Symphonie Fantastique Op14: Un bal (A Ball)
Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Andreas Spörri
7 Fighting Cat
Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No100 in G major
'Military': Allegretto
St Petersburg Radio & TV Orchestra, Stanislav Gorkovenko
8 Hunting Cat
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance No. 8
St Petersburg Radio and TV Orchestra, Stanislav Gorkovenko
9 Feasting Cat
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
'Trout' Quintet: Allegro giusto
Bamberg Piano Quintet
10 Sleeping Cat
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No5 in E flat major Op 73
'Emperor': Adagio un poco mosso
Nodar Gabunia, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze
11 Dreaming Cat
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Sheherazade (extract)
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bystrik Rezucha

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For I will consider my Cat Jeoffrey (from Jubilate Agno)
by Christopher Smart (1722-1771)

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffrey.
For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him.
For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East
he worships in his way.
For this is done by wreathing his body seven times round
with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the
blessing of God upon his prayer.
For he rolls upon prank to work it in.
For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.
For this he performs in ten degrees.
For first he looks upon his fore-paws to see if they are clean.
For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.
For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the fore-paws extended.
For fourthly he sharpens his paws by wood.
For fifthly he washes himself.
For sixthly he rolls upon wash.
For seventhly he fleas himself, that he may not be interrupted upon the beat.
For eighthly he rubs himself against a post.
For ninthly he looks up for his instructions.
For tenthly he goes in quest of food.
For having consider'd God and himself he will consider his neighbour.
For if he meets another cat he will kiss her in kindness.
For when he takes his prey he plays with it to give it a chance.
For one mouse in seven escapes by his dallying...
For he will not do destruction, if he is well fed, neither will
he spit without provocation.
For he purrs in thankfulness when God tells him he's a good Cat
For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.
For he can spraggle upon waggle at the word of command.
For by stroking him I have found out electricity.
For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
For, tho he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
For his motions upon the face of the earth are more
than any other quadrupede.
For he can tread to all the measures upon the music.
For he can swim for life.
For he can creep.

Brother Cat by Martin Souter

Brother Cat doth sit and purr,
He looks around but does not stir.
Sister Mouse comes creeping by,
Thinking she is very sly.
Brother Cat doth see the mouse,
Creeping round inside his house,
But full of food and lazy and fat,
He has had his fill, and is a sleepy cat.
Sister Mouse walks over the floor,
And makes her escape through a hole by the door,
While Brother Cat doth sit and stare,
Then goes to sleep without a care.

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