Hearing this well-crafted rarity played so winningly under American conductor Roderick Cox's clear and precise direction made me wonder if, perhaps, Coleridge-Taylor
has been neglected for too long.
Anderson's Words My Mother Taught Me; Adolphus Hailstork's Songs of Love and Justice (Martin Luther King, Jr.), Four Love Songs (Paul Laurence Dunbar), and Three Simple Songs; Betty Jackson King's Three Dunbar Poems; and five songs from Coleridge-Taylor
Perkinson's Thirteen Jazz Settings.
is certainly dramatic and, in places, lively with some colourful orchestration, brought out well by David Hill, conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
's mixture of poetry, choral singing and Red Indian folk lore, used to be a huge hit with Victorian audiences, to such an extent that they would adopt head-dresses when watching it.
109; "Nicolai" and usually referred to without the middle name); "Coleridge Taylor" (ibid.; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
); and "Carl Weber" (ibid.; better known as Carl Maria von Weber).
3 (Rhino/Warner Bros.); THE TEMPTATIONS, Reflections (New Door/UM); DARRELL MCFADDEN & THE DISCIPLES, I've Got a Right (EMI Gospel); MIKO MARKS, Freeway Bound (Mirrome Records); Coleridge-Taylor
Perkinson: A Celebration (Cedille); The Best of Johnny Maestro (Shout!
There is also Britain's first black professional footballer, Arthur Wharton, Sara Bonetta, Queen Victoria's god-daughter and com-poser Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
A number of these focus directly on the experiences of specific black Victorians--the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, and the 'Black Circus Proprietor' Pablo Fanque, for example--drawing from these experiences representative observations.
Other well-known figures featured in the exhibition include the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, Britain's first professional Black footballer, Arthur Wharton and Mary Seacole.
could not have been a friend of Beethoven's as the composer died in 1827 and Coleridge-Taylor
was not born until 1875 (Page 20, October 2).
This complicated, long-drawn-out biography introduces features of special interest to me, for example Ransom's support of Paul Laurence Dunbar and the black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
(evidently at least a nominal take-off on the name of a well-known Romantic, Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
2 for Strings" (1996) by Coleridge-Taylor