Monday, January 31, 2011 “composer to score the title sequence, incidental music and a cantata for...'The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story'”

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Chamber Music; The Coleridge Ensemble; AFKA SK-543 (1998)]

The Afro-British composer and conductor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at Next year will be the centennial of the composer's death. A notice posted on seeks a composer for a short film on his life:

Job Details: Composer
Starts: 07 Feb 2011
Contract Type: Temporary / freelance (Part time)
Duration: 2 Weeks
Payment: Collaboration-Expenses only (no pay)
Details: To commemorate the [centennial] of the death of the first Black English classical music composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, in 2012, I am looking for a composer to score the title sequence, incidental music and a cantata for a short animation film titled 'The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story'.

England, March 1900
At the opening of the 20th century, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is the most popular classical composer in England. Our drama consists in his premature death that completely robs him of a lifelong career into, and beyond the First World War. Our story begins with him conducting a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The world of children born to African and Caribbean parents now intrudes upon mainstream British society, as they begin to redefine themselves as first generation English people through music.

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