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Rootham Op.5 No.1: "Strew on her Roses" (1898)

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Voice(4), Piano
Composed by Cyril Rootham in 1898, this is the first of two songs which form his Opus 5. The words are from the poem "Requiescat" by Matthew Arnold.

The song is intended to be sung unaccompanied: the piano part is for practice only.

Rootham Op.5 No.2: "Love and Laughter" (1898)

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Composed by Cyril Rootham in 1898, this is the second of two songs which form his Opus 5. The words are from a poem by Arthur Gray Butler, the founding father of Haileybury College.

The song is intended to be sung unaccompanied: the piano part is for practice only.
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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.

Beethoven, Ludwig van - 6 Lieder, Op.48, No.3 - Vom Tode

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Oboe, Piano
This score is a part of the 'OpenScore Lieder Corpus': https://musescore.com/openscore-lieder-corpus
The Lieder Corpus is part of the 'Scores of Scores' project: https://fourscoreandmore.org/scores-of-scores/
Transcribed by DanielR from IMSLP #26415: Leipzig - Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1863]. Plate B.217.
Source: http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Lieder,_Op.48_(Beethoven,_Ludwig_van)

Rootham Op.1: "Four Songs" (1894-95)

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Voice, Piano
These four early songs were composed in 1894-95 by Cyril Rootham (1875-1938). At the time Rootham was a young undergraduate reading Classics at St John’s College, Cambridge – before he even started his degree in Music in 1897.

The four songs were chosen by the composer to represent his Opus 1, but originally they were published separately. The first to appear was probably “In the Merry May”, published by Stanley Lucas, Weber, Pitt & Hatzfeld. The three other songs were originally published by Boosey and Co.

We are very grateful to Sylvain Kuntzmann, who typeset this song cycle in MuseScore.

For more information see the Rootham family website: https://rootham.org

Rootham Op.17: "Break, break, break" (1906)

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Voice(4)
Originally published in 1906 as No. 35 of "Weekes & Co.'s Series of Anthems and Part Songs in the Tonic Sol-fa notation", this song has languished in obscurity ever since. This new edition is the first chance for researchers to see and hear the song in staff notation. The words are by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892).