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The World's Greatest Music
With the Olympics done and dusted, it's time to turn our attention to other sporting events: namely, the new football season, starting this Friday. But, being Classic FM, we couldn't resist a little delve into the archives to see which composers and musicians throughout history have been inspired by football. Whether they were ardent supporters of particular clubs or just loved the beautiful game, we've put them into a handy list for you.
Edward Elgar would regularly cycle for miles through the countryside to see his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he's even been credited with writing the first ever football chant. He took the phrase 'He banged the leather for goal' and set it to music but, alas, it doesn't seem to have caught on. Wolves fans have taken 'Nimrod' for their own, though, and apparently can be regularly heard singing it from terraces.
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