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.
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
7 is celebrating by airing a special one-hour salute to African-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, Frederick Delius, Tippett's King Priam).
Their programme includes trios by Beethoven, Zemlinsky and Archduke Rudolph, and later in the season the Berkeley Ensemble have clarinet quintets by Brahms and Coleridge-Taylor
, and quartet works by Bridge and Britten.
The line-up of composers represented includes the reasonably well-known (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, William Grant Still), but there are many less familiar: Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, Betty Jackson King, Julia Perry and Florence Price - not only black composers, but women as well.
Composer friend of Beethoven
AN unknown work by black Victorian musician Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, composer of the famous choral piece Haiawatha's Wedding Feast, will be heard in Liverpool next month.
African Heritage Symphonic Series, Volume 1: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, William Grant Still, and Fela Sowande.
Known to the world of music and musicians after the success of his choral work The Song of Hiawatha (1898-1900), composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
was the son of a London-trained doctor from Sierra Leone.
The Gospel Box (Rhino); and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, Chamber Music (AFKA); Gospel Gangstaz, I Can See Clearly Now (Interscope).