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Rootham, Cyril Bradley, 1875-1938 (author and composer)



Cyril Bradley Rootham (1875-1938), author and composer, was a Fellow of St John's College, where he was also organist, Rootham ran the Cambridge University Musical Society, whose innovative concert programming helped form English musical tastes of the time. Rootham's own compositions include two symphonies and several smaller orchestral pieces, an opera, chamber music, and many choral settings. Among his solo songs are some settings of verses by Siegfried Sassoon which were made in co-operation with the poet.

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C.B. Rootham: Corrected proofs of 'Ode on the morning of Christ's nativity'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8997
Scope and Contents

First proofs of 'Ode on the morning of Christ's nativity', words by John Milton, heavily corrected and annotated by Rootham; published by Stainer & Bell, London, 1928.

Dates: 1928
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