Friday, December 21, 2012

BBC Radio 3 Airs & Streams 'Christmas Overture' of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 8:30 AM GMT (3:30 AM EST) Dec. 22, 2012

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)]

A Very Pristine Christmas: A Collection of Historic Recordings
Christmas Overture (6:23) of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
BBC Wireless Orchestra; Percy Pitt, Conductor; UK Columbia 9137 (1926)

Hilary Burrage is Executive Chair of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation, with which AfriClassical and have been collaborating on commemoration of the Centennial of the composer's death. BBC Radio 3 is a broadcast service which can also be heard online. Hilary Burrage made this request of BBC Radio 3:

“As you may know, this year marks the centenary legacy of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor , who died on 1 September 1912.  Might I suggest it would be nice if we could hear his Christmas Overture, which is a very jolly piece for the festive season?”

Andrew King of BBC Radio 3 has replied:
Thanks for your Advent Calendar suggestion – I’m one of the producers on Breakfast and I just wanted to let you know we have chosen it for tomorrow’s programme, shortly after 8.30am.”

Hilary Burrage writes:
A good start indeed to the festivities!!! Enjoy, everyone! Hilary”

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