Hearing this well-crafted rarity played so winningly under American conductor Roderick Cox's clear and precise direction made me wonder if, perhaps, Coleridge-Taylor
has been neglected for too long.
In a small side room, playwright Tanik Gupta's choice from Othello, Act 5, Scene 2, features a work by sound artist James Bulley combining Paul Robeson playing the part in 1949, over a musical composition by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, and a printed representation of the sounds.
In honor of the reopening, the Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to Bettye Adams, principal of The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Works by Amy Beach and Marion Bauer are featured along with works by Sibelius, Palmgren, Foster, Coleridge-Taylor
, Rosamond Johnson, Hermann Bellstedt, Dvo?
Perkinson, Howard Swanson.
is certainly dramatic and, in places, lively with some colourful orchestration, brought out well by David Hill, conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
As befits a requiem the tone is sombre, with the gentle, almost Gregorian style something of a shock after the theatrics of Coleridge-Taylor
THE TEMPTATIONS, Reflections (New Door/UM); DARRELL MCFADDEN & THE DISCIPLES, I've Got a Right (EMI Gospel); MIKO MARKS, Freeway Bound (Mirrome Records); Coleridge-Taylor
Perkinson: A Celebration (Cedille); The Best of Johnny Maestro (Shout
There is also Britain's first black professional footballer, Arthur Wharton, Sara Bonetta, Queen Victoria's god-daughter and com-poser Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
A number of these focus directly on the experiences of specific black Victorians--the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, and the 'Black Circus Proprietor' Pablo Fanque, for example--drawing from these experiences representative observations.
Other well-known figures featured in the exhibition include the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
, Britain's first professional Black footballer, Arthur Wharton and Mary Seacole.
could not have been a friend of Beethoven's as the composer died in 1827 and Coleridge-Taylor
was not born until 1875 (Page 20, October 2).