Lionel Harrison

I'm a retired civil servant who, before setting out on a career of public duty, took a B. Mus. degree at Edinburgh University. I always kept my musical hand in by playing chamber music (which I still do although not in public!) and doing a spot of conducting, including as MD of operatic societies and choirs. I became hooked on the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in the late 1970s when someone asked me to conduct a performance of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. Since I retired, I have worked closely with Patrick Meadows in producing editions of the chamber music, the Symphony and, of course, Thelma (although our publishing activities haven't been restricted to SCT's works, as a glance at Patrick's Soundpost website will show).
Lionel Harrison has written 1 posts for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation

Keep Me From Sinking Down – insights into a new transcription

Lionel Harrison, conductor and musicologist, describes the process of producing, with Patrick Meadows, a type-set edition of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s transcription for violin and orchestra of the spiritual ‘Keep Me from Sinkin’ Down’. Continue reading

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