is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which
features a comprehensive Works List and a
Bibliography by Dr. Dominique- René de Lerma,
We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K., www.SCTF.org.uk]
September 18, 2014
This is a state of the art first class production suitable for any concert hall in the world.
-- John Malveaux, concert promoter/arts presenter, Long Beach, California, about The Longfellow Chorus Maine Stage broadcast of The Song of Hiawatha.
Enjoying the @LongfellowChrus performance of @SamuelCTaylorFn 's mighty Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha m.youtube.com/# . A gorgeous score, enthusiastically realised by the @LongfellowChrus in a series of live performances in Portland, Maine
-- Twitterer Robert Clements, Sydney, Australia, to his followers.
Just a note to say that I have added subtitles to the complete 2 hour, 30 minute Maine Stage broadcast of The Song of Hiawatha as found archived on The Longfellow Chorus YouTube channel. The added subtitles help tremendously in appreciating the beauty of both Coleridge-Taylor's music and of Longfellow's poem.
I've also noted in the subtitles where Coleridge-Taylor has adapted or omitted segments of the Longfellow original, and this is useful for gaining insight into how Coleridge-Taylor altered the poem's lines of trochaic tetrameter, grouped in irregularly numbered stanzas, to fit the even four-bar phrases of traditional classical music:
Charles Kaufmann, Artistic Director
PO Box 5133
Portland, Maine 04101