Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Essentials

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Essentials

About this playlist

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an enormously popular composer in the Edwardian England of his lifetime, transcending constrictions of class and race. In particular, his cantata “Hiawatha's Wedding Feast“ was a huge hit – and yet somehow in the intervening years his legacy has dwindled. Like much of the music from that time and place, Coleridge-Taylor’s music is often very expressive and refined, but a lifelong interest in his African roots constantly influenced his unique voice.

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Curated by

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

About this playlist

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an enormously popular composer in the Edwardian England of his lifetime, transcending constrictions of class and race. In particular, his cantata “Hiawatha's Wedding Feast“ was a huge hit – and yet somehow in the intervening years his legacy has dwindled. Like much of the music from that time and place, Coleridge-Taylor’s music is often very expressive and refined, but a lifelong interest in his African roots constantly influenced his unique voice.

Curated by

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

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