How's it going?

On this page we aim to keep you informed about our progress with the Rootham Project, as we gradually capture in digital format the musical œuvre of Cyril Bradley Rootham (CBR).

Our thanks to all those who have contributed to this exciting project since its modest start in 2013. A case of "great oaks from little acorns grow"?

Works by CBR recently typeset





A snapshot of our progress so far

Back in July 2013 we started this project to capture Cyril Rootham's music in digital format. More than four years later we can see great progress, thanks to all those friends and colleagues who have now engraved around 30 of CBR's works.

Steps in the Digital Capture ProjectJune
PDF file of original autograph manuscript031119252929
PDF file of printed songs, part-songs, choral & chamber works0136272797979
Works captured as separate JPEG or TIFF page images3256780858686
Works scanned by optical music recognition (OMR)074664676767
Works captured as a digital MusicXML file044866747777
Works newly typeset in MuseScore, Sibelius or Finale001727445151
Works currently in print and available for sale or hire31374646515151
Works recorded and available on our website's Playlist 0377111518
Performance recordings on the Playlist with score pages in sync004691216
Synthesized playback on the Works page with score in sync, using MuseScore's embed code 000001919
Performance recordings uploaded to the Cyril Rootham YouTube playlist0000058
Performance recordings on the Works page with MuseScore pages in sync with YouTube 0000027



How does the project move forward?

For works which were once in print:

For unpublished works in manuscript only:

To add works to the Playlist:

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Can you contribute to the project?

How you can help: typesetting

If you have skills in typesetting music in MuseScore, Sibelius or Finale, do please contact us. We have some modest funding available to commission new typesetting.

Manuscript fragment - Op.10 String Quartet in G minor

Manuscript: from CBR's Op.10 String Quartet in G minor (1902)
By permission of the Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge

How you can help: performing

And if you are a solo performer or part of a small chamber group, again do please contact us. We are always interested to hear from enthusiasts.

How you can help: sponsoring

If you would like to step forward and fund the typesetting of CBR's Symphony No 1, we would be very glad to hear from you. Dan Rootham can be reached through our Feedback page.

How you can help: spreading the word

Perhaps you work in a music college or a school? If you would like to add a work by Cyril Rootham to the study curriculum, please ask Dan Rootham for access to the electronic version of your preferred work.