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COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Samuel
b London, 25 August 1875
d Croydon, 1 September 1912, aged thirty-seven

His father, a physician, was a native of Sierra Leone, his mother was English. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in 1890 as a violin student, winning a scholarship in composition in 1893. He studied with Stanford until 1897, and in 1898 was appointed violin teacher at the Academy. He was chosen as conductor of the Handel Society in 1904, and made three successful tours of the USA conducting his own works.

1896 (21)

Symphony in A minor

1898 (23)

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, cantata (words by Longfellow)

Ballade in A minor for orchestra

1899 (24)

Death of Minnehaha, cantata (Longfellow)

Solemn Prelude

1900 (25)

Hiawatha's Departure, cantata (Longfellow)

1901 (26)

The Blind Girl of Castel-Cuille, cantata

Toussaint L'Ouverture, concert overture

Idyll, for orchestra

1902 (27)

Meg Blane, rhapsody for mezzo and chorus

1903 (28)

The Atonement, oratorio

1905 (30)

Five Choral Ballads

1906 (31)

Kubla Khan, rhapsody for mezzo and chorus

1909 (34)

Bon-Bon, suite

1910 (35)

Endymion's Dream, for chorus

1911 (36)

A Tale of Old Japan, cantata

Bamboula, rhapsodic dance

Violin Concerto in G minor

Coleridge-Taylor also composed chamber music and many piano solos

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