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Opus 1 No 2
Weep you no more

This song for solo voice and piano was written in 1894 when the composer was 24 years old. The work is inscribed "Sung by Miss Clara Butt".

About this work

Written in 1894, this youthful 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 famous contralto recitalist Clara Butt, who was a pupil of CBR's father Daniel Wilberforce Rootham.

Publication status

Originally published by Boosey & Co in 1895, the sheet music for this early song has long been out of print. Interestingly the editor at Boosey decided that a song with a key signature of six flats would not appeal, so the work was eventually published in the key of G major.

Op.1 No.2 original edition by Boosey and Co

Original 1895 edition by Boosey & Co

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.



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