About this work
Op.69 "The West Wind" is an uplifting song and does justice to Masefield's fine poem. Although the music dates originally from ca. 1905, it seems likely that CBR revised the song extensively before it was finally published in 1923.
As far as we can discover, the most recent broadcast performance of "The West Wind"
was in a recital of Rootham's songs
by Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano) and Clifton Helliwellon (piano) on the BBC Third Programme in 1950.
Originally published by J. Curwen & Sons Ltd in 1923, the sheet music for this song has been out of print for several decades. But the work has now been typeset, and we intend to publish our new edition late in 2019.
About this recording
Disclaimer This recording is not intended as an artistic rendering, more as a research feature.
Until we have a performance recording, we are providing this generated MP3 so that researchers can follow the score. This synthesized playback was created by the MuseScore notation software.