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Opus 1 No 3
The Golden Light of Day

This song for solo voice and piano was written in 1895 when the composer was 25 years old. The work is inscribed "Composed expressly for Miss Clara Butt".

About this work

Written in 1895, this youthful and uplifting piece 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.

Publication status

Originally published by Boosey & Co, the sheet music for this early song has been out of print for many decades.

Op.1 No.3 original edition by Boosey and Co

Op.1 No.3: 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.

About this recording

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