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Opus 84
"The Psalm of Adonis"

Composed in 1931 by Cyril Bradley Rootham (CBR), "The Psalm of Adonis" is a lyrical orchestral work, based on CBR's earlier Op.47 "Song from Theocritus' 15th Idyll" (1913).

About this work

In terms of orchestration, The Psalm of Adonis calls for flute, oboe, clarinets, bassoon, French horn, trumpet and strings.

Orchestration for Rootham Op.84 The Psalm of Adonis

Orchestration: Op.84 The Psalm of Adonis                   [larger image]
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Publication status

By permission of the Master & Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge
Using scanned images of the original manuscript held in the Library of St. John's College, Mark Pearse has now typeset the full score for the first time. We are most grateful to Mark for this achievement, and we intend to publish the work during 2019.
 

Rootham Op.84 The Psalm of Adonis

Opening bars: Op.84 The Psalm of Adonis                   [larger image]
Library of St. John's College, Cambridge