Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Note On Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Early Work

Coleridge-Taylor’s early works were for chamber ensembles – probably the only performance forces available to him at the time. These works lay almost completely unacknowledged for the best part of a century. The Opus 1, or first formal work, Piano … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

The black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 – 1912) is known almost exclusively for his large-scale work, ‘Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast’. There is however much more to this fascinating man than just one work, including the story behind his very early … Continue reading

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The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation CIC

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) is acknowledged as the greatest Black British composer of ‘classical’ music, his best-known work being Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast; but there were many other facets also to the achievements of this important musician … Continue reading

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2012 Is The Centenary Of Coleridge-Taylor’s Legacy.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died on 1 September 1912. He was just 37 years old. 2012 is therefore the centenary of the legacy of this important musician, a man who made his mark not only in music, but also as an example … Continue reading

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