In a hugely significant step towards realising our intention to bring Coleridge-Taylor’s life and works to public attention as he deserves, the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation was delighted in 2012 to announce that the distinguished American researcher and scholar Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma generously entrusted us with publication on our website of his extensive bibliography and list of composed and performed works (documents, manuscripts, performances and other material) relating to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. You will find Dr. de Lerma’s entire list of publications on this website, under the menu entitled Bibliography. His list of Samuel-Taylor’s Works are also available, under the menu entitled Works.
A brief biography of Dominique-Rene de Lerma is attached below.
Whilst of course the estate of Dr. de Lerma retains copyright of his list, he has also indicated that he will welcome additions (and / or corrections) to enhance it, as our knowledge and experience of Coleridge-Taylor develops. The SCT Foundation is enormously grateful to Dominique-Rene de Lerma for his generosity and we are very grateful that we were able to work with him and the whole ‘SCT community’ to take this work forward.
Biographical note (from the Columbia Center for Black Music Research, Chicago)
Dominique-René de Lerma (1928–2015) was a prominent, pioneering scholar in black music research. After a career as a performing oboist, de Lerma received a PhD in musicology from Indiana University in 1958. Subsequently he taught at Indiana University (1963–1976), at Morgan State University (1976–1990), and at Peabody Conservatory (1983–1990). He served as Director of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago from 1990 to 1993. He also taught at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. De Lerma was the author of several books, including the four-volume Bibliography of Black Music (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981).
An appreciation of Dr de Lerma’s work was also published on AfriClassical.