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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was a British classical composer who is best known for his composition Hiawatha's Wedding Feast.

Coleridge-Taylor's father was African and his mother British. He was first trained as a violin student with a local musician in England, which led to his enrolment in the Royal College of Music in 1890. Instead of continuing his studies in violin, however, Coleridge-Taylor focused on composition, in…

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  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Symphony in A Minor Op. 8 (1896) -- http://youtu.be/a7ffcJuIzIY
  • also see [track artist=Afro-American Chamber Music Society]Danse Negre[/track]
  • Thanks to the people that answered that one for me. The "24 Negro Spirituals" is very interesting indeed. Ta.
  • I've read that Coleridge-Taylor did some specific musical exploration of his African heritage after he'd visited America. Is any of this work recorded? Please drop a note in my shoutbox if you know.
  • My idol! Thank you for your genius!

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