Monday, November 12, 2012

Hazel Singer: 'I posted a piece on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor yesterday on Blog'

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)]

Hazel Singer writes of the Blog:

Hello all,

I posted a piece on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor yesterday on Blog.


A Legendary Classical Musician of African Descent

This past September 2012 marked the centenary anniversary of the death of the Black English musician Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Professor Coleridge-Taylor was celebrated in his short (37 years) life as a composer, conductor, teacher, and adjudicator.  Early in his career, he met the African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and became very interested in exploring African history through music. One of his most popular and famous works was Hiawatha's Wedding Feast.  His compositions numbered more than 85 pieces.

This fall there have been commemoration concerts held at Harvard, Virginia State University, and The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, amongst other places.

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K.,]

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