About this work
Written in 1894, this youthful and exuberant work is one of four songs chosen by the composer to form his Opus 1.
Three of these Op.1 songs are inscribed to the contralto Clara Butt, who was a pupil of CBR's father Daniel Wilberforce Rootham. But In the Merry May has a different dedication: "Composed for and sung by Miss Minnie Chamberlain". Can anyone shed light on who Minnie Chamberlain was?
Originally published by Stanley Lucas, Weber, Pitt & Hatzfeld, the sheet music for this early song has long been out of print.
Fortunately this song (and the three other songs which form Cyril Rootham's Op.1) have been newly edited and typeset by composer Sylvain Kuntzmann, and we intend to publish them later in 2018.
About this recording
This synthesized playback was created by the MuseScore notation software. Until we have a performance recording, we are providing this feature so that researchers can follow the score.