Background

In the 1960s and 1970s, the composer's son Jasper Rootham devoted much time and energy in getting several of his father Cyril Rootham's works recorded.

Jasper got to know the conductors Richard Hickox and Vernon Handley, and with their help CBR's work emerged as commercial recordings through EMI (Richard Hickox) and Lyrita (Vernon Handley).

Discography

Commercial recordings

The following works by Cyril Bradley Rootham (CBR) have been published commercially:

Cyril Rootham "For the Fallen"
"For the Fallen"
& other works
Cyril Rootham Symphony No 1
Symphony No 1
in C minor
Cyril Rootham Symphony No 2
Symphony No 2
in D major


 
 
 

 

 

Cyril Rootham Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity
Ode on the Morning
of Christ's Nativity
Cyril Rootham "Violin Sonata"
Violin Sonata
in G Minor
Cyril Rootham "Miniature Suite"
Peacock Pie:
"Miniature Suite" etc


 
 
 
 
 
 

Cyril Rootham "Epinikion"
"Epinikion" and
"Elegiac Rhapsody"
Cyril Rootham "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis"
Magnificat and
Nunc Dimittis


 
 
 
 
 
 


British Library

The British Library has a comprehensive sound archive at cadensa.bl.uk which contains details of several CBR recordings (including a few which are not available commercially):

If you are a registered reader at the British Library, you can request a hearing of any of these works. But you have to attend the British Library in person: you cannot listen over the internet.


Private recordings

We know of two recordings of CBR's choral works made by amateur choral societies. Eventually we hope to make both these recordings available for study purposes:

 

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