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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Coleridge-Taylor came from a very musical family, and he was named after a famous English poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.Wikimedia Commons

Episode 43 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Episode 43: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


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June 26, 2021

This is one of the most important composers in England during the 20th century.

Episode 43 playlist

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: The Song of Hiawatha Overture— This piece was inspired by a poem called written by the man he was named after. It’s about the adventures of two fictional characters, a native American warrior named Hiawatha.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor: The Song of Hiawatha Overture

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Dance No. 1 from Four African Dances — This is music he

based off old African dance tunes and spirituals. It’s a dance from his Four African Dances.

Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Dance No. 1 from Four African Dances

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor — This was one of his first pieces to give him

international fame, and was what made people call him a “genius”.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor

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