Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

This entry is part 09 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

An English composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor has a Wikipedia entry.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 1875-1912, 1905

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We have a few (not nearly enough) recordings on Amazon:


He was a prolific composer, again surmounting incredible odds, and was often referred to as “The African Mahler.”
There is a collection of Coleridge-Taylor’s scores in IMSLP, which does not include the recently-discovered and performed Thelma.
I encourage everyone to read this inspiring article on Lenny Henry, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and classical music!

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