Outline

Cyril Bradley Rootham (CBR) was director of music at St John's College, Cambridge from 1901 until his death in 1938. During his tenure, he composed many sacred works both for the College and for Westminster Cathedral and others.

This web page is still "work in progress". Eventually the page will contain score files with playback for CBR's anthems, canticles, hymns and carols.

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Playback with score pages in sync is generated by MuseScore. Start the player, then press F to view the score full-screen.
 
Choir members can either watch and listen to MuseScore playing each voice part, or download the MP3 audio and MP4 video files for practice (right-click, then "Save link as...").

Title
Soprano
 
Alto Tenor Bass All voices: with score player Sheet music
Op.9 "Out of the Deep" (1903)
Anthem: a setting of Psalm 130
Dedicated to Sir Walter Parratt, one of CBR's teachers at the Royal College of Music
Baritone solo, Tenor & Bass chorus, organ
Duration: about 7'30"
        Typeset:
proofreading
Op.21 "Evening Service in F" (1906)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
SATB double choir a cappella
Duration: tba
       
Nunc Dimittis only so far
Typeset:
proofreading
Op.24 "The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance" (1911)
Grace anthem for St John's College, Cambridge
A setting of verses 5, 6 and 9 of Psalm 16
Dedicated to the organist and composer Dr Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
SATB a cappella
Duration: about 3'25"
MP3 audio
MP4 video
MP3 audio
MP4 video
MP3 audio
MP4 video
MP3 audio
MP4 video
41300
Stainer & Bell
Op.39 "Hear the voice and prayer" (1911)
Anthem written for 400th anniversary of St John's College, Cambridge
Dedicated "To the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge"
SATB with organ
Duration: about 6'00"
MP3 audio
MP4 video
MP3 audio
MP4 video
MP3 audio
MP4 video
MP3 audio
MP4 video
54903
Stainer & Bell
Op.90 No.1 "Morning Service in E minor" (1933)
Te Deum and Benedictus
SATB with organ
Duration: tba
        In preparation Typesetting
Op.90 No.2 "Evening Service in E minor" (1933)
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
SATB with organ
Duration: about 8'25" (Magnificat & Gloria 4'35", Nunc Dimittis & Gloria 3'45")
       
Audio: Wells Cathedral (1965) on YouTube
CM 501
Cathedral Music
Op.91 "Praise the Lord O my soul" (1934)
Anthem: a setting of Psalm 103
Dedicated to Herbert Sumsion (organist of Gloucester Cathedral 1928-1967)
SATB with full orchestra
Duration: about 11'20"
       
Download: MP3 audio: full score
Typeset:
proofreading