The group portrait photo was taken in Cambridge about 1925, and comes from the Rootham family album in my possession. My grandfather Cyril Bradley Rootham (CBR) is second on the left, and also in the photo are his three important composition students (Bliss, Gibbs and Hadley). CBR dedicated his organ work Op.37 Elegiac Rhapsody on an Old Church Melody "To my friend George Dixon", who is third from the right. When CBR was terminally ill in 1937-38, he had managed to write his Op.97 Symphony No.2 in D major in full, but only in condensed form. Patrick Hadley then played a key role as amanuensis by transcribing the full orchestration of Symphony No.2 from the composer's dictation. And at CBR's request, Hadley himself completed the unfinished orchestration of the final movement of Symphony No.2 after the composer's death on 18 March 1938.A year later on 17 March 1939, CBR's 2nd Symphony received its first performance (and first broadcast) by the BBC Orchestra and BBC Women's Chorus conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.