Author Archives: Hilary Burrage

About Hilary Burrage

Hilary Burrage is the author of two books on female genital mutilation: ERADICATING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: A UK Perspective, and FEMALE MUTILATION: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation (book details: www.hilaryburrage.com ). Hilary is also a consultant sociologist, speaker and journalist.

Events in 2012: the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor centenary legacy

Here is the definitive list of SCT events for 2012!  We have established an Events calendar (or diary) as a special page on this website, on which we intend to list every event we know about, whether in the UK … Continue reading

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SCTF invites articles about Coleridge-Taylor’s US impact

The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation is inviting articles for publication on this website from historians, scholars and other commentators about the impact of SCT’s life and work in the United States, from the time of his visits until the present. We are … Continue reading

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Bringing Coleridge-Taylor’s scores to performance by ‘time-share’

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was, and remains, Britain’s greatest Black classical music composer.  He died however aged only 37, and until this last year there has been no formally constituted organisation to celebrate his legacy and take forward his reputation.  This … Continue reading

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Coleridge-Taylor conducts his work in Liverpool (19 October 1908)

We have here photographs from an original published programme covering three concerts in the Fifth Season of the ‘Liverpool Symphony Orchestra Ltd’. The second of these was a concert in the Sun Hall, Kensington, on Monday, 19 October 1908 commencing at 8 pm, the latter half of which was works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, conducted by the composer himself. Continue reading

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The case of the patched trousers: was Coleridge-Taylor impoverished as a student?

There has been quite a debate about whether Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was, or was not, financially comfortable as a child and young man.  Jeffrey Green‘s  meticulous research, for instance, has established that Coleridge-Taylor’s grandfather / father-figure, Benjamin Holmans, was a man of significant … Continue reading

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The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Society in Croydon (1994-)

The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Society was inaugurated in Croydon in 1994.  It was founded (and then chaired) by Daniel Labonne, who at the time lived in that historic town, just south of London. The SCT Society was active for some ten years, and it was Daniel … Continue reading

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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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