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Opus 1 No 4
Under the Lindens

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

About this work

Written in 1895, this youthful and quirky piece is one of four songs selected by the composer to form his Opus 1. CBR was very particular about which of his works were granted an opus number, and many of his completed works are without an opus number.

Three of these Op.1 songs are inscribed to the contralto Clara Butt, who was a pupil of CBR's father Daniel Wilberforce Rootham and a family friend.

Publication status

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

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

Op.1 No.4: 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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