is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which
features a comprehensive Works List and a
Bibliography by Dr. Dominique- René de Lerma,
Charles Kaufmann wrote on April 5, 2015:
You might let people know that for a limited time I am making my two-hour film "Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900–1912" available for free public viewing via Vimeo:
Charles Kaufmann writes this week:
It is worth noting that the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School in Baltimore, named after the composer, is located in the vicinity of some of this week's rioting on West Centre St., Baltimore: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Page/5539
I am not sure that the administration of the school is fully aware of the meaning of the name and its connection to the legacy of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's visits to Washington and Baltimore in 1904 and 1906 -- how this English composer was brought to Washington and Baltimore by the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Choral Society of Washington as a positive response to racism in the area in th early 20th century. I tried to cover this in my film, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor aned His Music in America, 1900–1912, recently so generously reviewed by Dom. I had intended to film at the SC-T Elementary School in Baltimore, and interview the principal and school historians -- if any could be located -- but ran out of time and budget.
Still, I think it is important to raise awareness of SC-T's continued legacy in Baltimore through this school named in his honor. This is an untold chapter of "SC-T and His Music in America," and perhaps the administration and students of the school will at some point be interested to learn more about their history, which continues to resonate.