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PROVOCATIVE THOUGHTS: The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
The English composer Cyril Rootham, born 5 October 1875 in Bristol, spent his professional life in Cambridge as lecturer, and organist of St John's College for some years. He died on 18 March 1938.
Admirable Clarity - Andrew Kirk at the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A Brilliant Idea - A Bernard Stevens celebration at London's Wigmore Hall, reviewed by Bill Newman
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