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All The World's A Stage

by Paul Burrell

Based on the works of William Shakespeare.

A new cantata written by Mr Burrell for performance at the Hertford and Ware Primary Schools' Music Festival on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2016 at the Drill Hall in Ware to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare. There will also be a filmed performance at Presdales School on Thursday 17th March 2016. There are 11 songs with 10 narrations/extracts from Shakespeare in between. Please click here for the Programme Introduction.

Click here for the narrations:


Macbeth (audio)

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night (audio)

Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream (audio)

The Tempest

The Tempest (audio)

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice (audio)

As You Like It

As You Like It (audio)

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure (audio)

Henry V

Henry V (audio)


Orthello (audio)

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet (audio)


Click here for the song lyrics

Double Trouble

When That I Was 

You Spotted Snakes 

Full Fathom Five 

How Sweet The Moonlight

It Was A Lover And His Lass 

Take, O Take Those Lips Away 

Once More Unto The Breach 


Somehow Someday 

Hey Ho! (Finale)

The Junior Choir recorded and were filmed singing two of these songs ('Hey Ho!' and 'Full Fathom Five') at Ware Priory. Please click here to download.