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Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. With excerpts from Hiawatha's Wedding Feast.

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a composer who enjoyed world-wide popularity and acclaim until his death 100 years ago this year.

Coleridge-Taylor's father came from Sierra-Leone, and his son Samuel, named in recognition of the poet, called himself Anglo-African. His musical talents were recognised early on by his family and by local musical benefactors, and he went on to study at the Royal College of Music where he was soon recognised as a composer of real talent.

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - opening verses
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)
ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 T1-2

Nonet in F minor Op. 2
Mary Ashley Barret, Oboe; Kelly Burke, Clarinet; Lynn Huntzinger Beck, horn; Michael Burns, bassoon; Andrew Harley, piano; John Fadial, Violin; Scott Rawls, Viola; Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Craig Brown, bass.
Centaur CRC2691 T9-12

From the Green Heart of the Waters; Oh Mariners out of the Sunlight
BBC Singers, Richard Pearce (piano), Paul Brough (conductor)

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - first part
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)
ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 3-6.

1 hour

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Mon 17 Oct 2016 18:30

Music Played

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Hiawatha's wedding feast Op.30`1 - part 1 of Scenes from 'Hiawatha'

    Conductor: Kenneth ALWYN Performer: Welsh National Opera Chorus Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

    • ARGO.
    • 430-356 2.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    From the Green Heart of the Waters for voices (SSA) and orchestra or piano

    Conductor: Paul BROUGH Performer: Richard PEARCE - Piano Performer: BBC Singers Women's Voices

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    O Mariners, out of the Sunlight for chorus (TTBB)

    Conductor: Paul BROUGH Performer: BBC Singers Men's Voices

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Hiawatha's wedding feast Op.30`1 - part 1 of Scenes from 'Hiawatha'

    Conductor: Kenneth ALWYN Performer: Welsh National Opera Chorus Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra

    • ARGO.
    • 430-356 2.

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