Saturday, June 16, 2018

Wisconsin Public Radio: Excerpt from "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" (7:15) by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Afro-British Composer

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

June 16, 2018

Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, born in 1875, was an English composer and conductor who had a rather short musical life. In 1898 Coleridge-Taylor, premiered his cantata for chorus and orchestra titled Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, Op. 30, No. 1. 

Based upon the poem The Song of Hiawatha by American writer Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, this performance of the work features the Royal Choral Society and Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.

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