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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was an English composer and conductor of mixed race; his mother was an English woman and his father was a Sierra Leone Creole physician. Coleridge-Taylor achieved such success that he was referred to by white New York musicians as the "African Mahler" when he had three tours of the United States in the early 1900s. He was particularly known for his three cantatas on the epic poem, Song of Hiawatha by American Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Coleridge-Taylor premiered the first section in 1898, when he was 22.

He married an Englishwoman, Jessie Walmisley, and both their children had musical careers. Their son Hiawatha adapted his father's music for a variety of performances. Their daughter Avril Coleridge-Taylor became a composer-conductor.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15th, 1875 (London), Died September 1st, 1912 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-8036 12-in. 6/10/1909 Onaway! Awake, beloved! Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-10535 12-in. 6/15/1911 Deep river Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-12209 12-in. 7/16/1912 Onaway awake, Beloved George Hamlin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14724 10-in. 4/17/1914 Candle-lightin' time Christine Miller Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-16152 12-in. 6/29/1915 Onaway! Awake beloved! Paul Althouse Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20091 10-in. 6/26/1917 Dawn Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21969 10-in. 6/6/1918 Viking song Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35891 10-in. 10/1/1926 She rested by the broken brook John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37037 10-in. 11/27/1926 Viking song Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-79419 10-in. 10/17/1934 Three-fours Velero Ensemble Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor [Trial 1926-06-04-04] 12-in. 6/4/1926 I know of two bright eyes Alexander J. Kisselburgh Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 79995 10-in. 9/26/1921 Five and twenty sailormen Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48643 12-in. 3/22/1916 Onaway, awake, beloved! Morgan Kingston Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98686 12-in. 4/8/1930 Onaway, awake, beloved Louis Graveure Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick X9429 12-in. approximately Dec. 1922 Onaway! Awake, beloved! Theo Karle Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 11032-11034 10-in. 7/5/1923 Viking song Richard Bonelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E18889-E18890 10-in. 4/24/1926 Viking song Princeton University Glee Club ; Luther M. Strayer Jr. Male vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone 0EA1406 10-in. 2/20/1935 Four characteristic valses J. Ainslie Murray ; New Light Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA1407 10-in. 2/20/1935 Four characteristic valses J. Ainslie Murray ; New Light Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA1408 10-in. 2/20/1935 Four characteristic valses J. Ainslie Murray ; New Light Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA1409 10-in. 2/20/1935 Four characteristic valses J. Ainslie Murray ; New Light Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA7400 10-in. 3/17/1939 Three dream dances Clifford Greenwood ; London Palladium Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA7701 10-in. 3/17/1939 Three dream dances Clifford Greenwood ; London Palladium Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA7702 10-in. 3/17/1939 Dream dances Clifford Greenwood ; London Palladium Orchestra Orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103006.

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103006.

"Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103006

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