After many years of research and the ‘Rook Book’ is in the home strait and will be available from 30th July!
It’s been a long project and the book containing both Rook’s life story and his music is large (over 360 pages). I’m publishing the hardback this via subscription – and also creating a players manuscript for easy access to the music.
The Rook Book Crowdfunder opens 22nd April 2021 and runs for 6 weeks. There are a variety of rewards available:
- Players Manuscript – £16 (RRP £16 + P&P)
- Hardback subscription – £35 (RRP £40 + P&P)
- Hardback + Players – £45
The crowdfunding rewards include postage (or personal delivery!) to the UK – if you want to subscribe from abroad, I’ll need to charge postage at cost. Simply support the crowdfunder and let me know and we’ll sort something out. Surface mail to the US is about £12 at the moment .. air mail is somewhere between £25 & £30!
If you don’t wish to subscribe but want a copy later; I will a limited number of the hardbacks available for sale – and plenty of the players manuscripts.
The John Rook Manuscript
Available from 18th September 2021 (£40+P&P)
The John Rook Manuscript – hardback, over 360 pages describing John Rook’s life, a full transcription of his 1833 journal and a fully indexed and annotated setting of his music.