Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lindqvist & Vogler Duo: “We plan to record some of the 'Songs of sun and shade'” of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor]

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at Earlier today, July 3, 2011, AfriClassical posted: “YouTube: Lindqvist & Vogler Duo Perform 'When I am dead, my dearest' (2:35) by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.” The work was performed by soprano Hélène Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler, known as the Lindqvist & Vogler Duo. Hélène Lindqvist has replied to the post:

“Hey! Thanks for featuring us! We plan to record some of the 'Songs of sun and shade' now in July.”

Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Casa Musicale de Lerma published Black Composers In Europe: A Works List, in Black Music Research Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, Fall 1990. Much of the article is devoted to a Works List for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Here is an excerpt pertaining to Songs of sun and shade:

“Songs of sun and shade (high voice and piano). London: Boosey, 1911. 18 pp. #H8222. Text: Margaret Radcliffe-Hall. Contents: (1) You lay so still in the sunshine; (2) Thou hast bewitched me, beloved; (3) The rainbow child; (4) Thou art risen, my beloved; (5) This is the island of gardens. Library: Spingarn, Yale. Recorded: (1) HMV B-8285 (A. Reckless, tenor; contains nos. 2 and 5); (2) HMV E-414 (Tudor Davies, tenor; no. 4); (3) Columbia FB-3031 (T. Layton, tenor; no. 4).

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