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Cyril Rootham (1875-1938): Symphony No. 2; Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity / BBC Scottish SO; Vernon Handley et al.

Album Summary

>Rootham, Cyril : Symphony no 2
>Rootham, Cyril : Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity, for soloiosts, children's chorus, chorus & orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

It has been said that Cyril Rootham has done much for other contemporary composers; unfortunately, he has been deficient in peddling his own wares. This verdict may serve to explain the neglect Roothan's music suffered during his lifetime. However, the general indifference it has encountered subsequently is unfathomable. It is to be hoped that this Lyrita release, which echoes the enterprise of the same label's pioneering 1976 studio recording of the First Symphony, will reawaken interest in this key figure of early 20th century British music.

'Rootham has done much for other contemporary composers; unfortunately he has been deficient in peddling his own wares'. This verdict on Cyril Rootham may serve to explain the neglect his music suffered during his lifetime. However, the general indifference it has encountered subsequently is unfathomable. It is to be hoped that this Lyrita release, which echoes the enterprise of the same label's pioneering 1976 studio recording of the First Symphony will reawaken interest in a key figure in early twentieth century British music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BBC Broadcast (01/28/1984).



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>Rootham, Cyril : Symphony no 2
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
  • Running Time: 37 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1938

>Rootham, Cyril : Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity, for soloiosts, children's chorus, chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: Philip Langridge
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Trinity Boys Choir
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928