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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (10/07/17)
Composer: Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was an English composer and conductor who was mixed-race, part Sierra Leone Creole. He achieved such success that he was referred to by white New York musicians as the "African Mahler" at the time when he toured the United States. He was born in 1875 in Holborn, London, to Alice Hare Martin (1856–1953), an English woman, and Dr. Daniel Peter Hughes Taylor, a Creole from Sierra Leone, of mixed European and African descent. His mother named her son Samuel Coleridge Taylor after the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

By 1896, Coleridge-Taylor was already earning a reputation as a composer. He was later helped by Edward Elgar, who recommended him to the Three Choirs Festival. His "Ballade in A minor" was premiered there. His early work was also guided by the influential music editor and critic August Jaeger of music publisher Novello; he told Elgar that Taylor was "a genius". Stanford also was as champion of his music.

Coleridge-Taylor was 37 when he died of pneumonia, but his death is often attributed to the stress of his financial situation.

"Idyll" is too "seductive" to sound like a pastorale! I suppose that you could say that this has "something of nature" about it - perhaps a barren November field, as much of it is quite bleak.

Bleak or not, there is beauty in the lines and in the sophisticated harmonies and their variations.

I'm "certain" that this was originally a piano work.

This fine transcription was done by Arthur Eaglefield Hull (10 March 1876 – 4 November 1928), English music critic, writer, composer and organist. he graduated with a Doctorate of Music from Oxford University. He lived in Huddersfield in Yorkshire. He was the general editor for the reference work, "A Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians".

The score is attached below (page 26 (22)), as well as several photos of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Arthur Eaglefield Hull.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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