See Newsletter 45
Song of Hiawatha Overture
New Chandos Release
Tamsin Little Recording of the Violin Concerto
Released in November by Chandos (No. 10879) the CD British Works for Violin and Orchestra is of violinist Tamsin Little playing SC-T’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, along with Delius’s Suite for violin and orchestra and Haydn Wood’s Violin Concerto in A Minor. She is accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic.
The Undiscovered Piano Works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, recorded for the first time by Waka Hasegawa,CD is being issued 30 July. Metropolis Recordings. Catalogue Number - MR1301/UPC – 812864019346. The CD costs £7.99 + p&p.
'It is a lovely disc, and I have listened to it several times already. It is entertaining, reflective, tuneful and exciting stuff; the intelligence and commitment of composer and executant shine through every track. Don't hesitate! ' - Stephen Harrow, Chair, 2012 Croydon SC-T Festival.
Rights Society 19 June 2012
See report on http://insidecroydon.com/2013/01/02/conductor-alwyn-unveils-blue-plaque-to-croydon-composer
More pictures can be seen at: http://imgbox.com/g/MAORPsXvcJ
THE 2012 CROYDON FESTIVAL
2012 saw the 100th Anniversary of the death of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Britain's Black composer, most famous for his work Hiawatha.
A year long Festival was held in Croydon - see Croydon Festival programme by clicking on left hand side column. Events elsewhere are listed under the Events page.
Highlights included the world premiere of Coleridge-Taylor's opera Thelma by Surrey Opera.
The Croydon Festival's artistic director was Jonathan Butcher of Surrey Opera.
Since 2012 the Network has continued to produce occasional newsletters of events, recordings, video clips, and new material on the life and works of SC-T. These are posted on this website. As a leading member of Edwardian Black Britain, SC-T has continued to be promoted through the British Black History Network. Aspects of his life composer’s life have been included in Sean Creighton's mini-book about his friend John Archer who was elected as Battersea’s Mayor, the first Black Mayor in London in 1913 -14. see https://sites.google.com/site/historysocialaction.
WHAT IS THE NETWORK?
The network was established:
1. For people involved in researching Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's life, playing his music, organising events, commemorating his achievements, and wanting to see a major commemoration of his life on the 100th Anniversary of his death in 2012.
2. To provide a method of communication for sharing information relating to the activities under 1, and to help encourage partnership working between different people involved in 1.
3. To encourage the development of events and media coverage across the country in 2012.
Sean Creighton, Agenda Services and History & Social Action Publications.
Jeffrey Green, author of SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, A MUSICAL LIFE (Pickering & Chatto, June 2011)
Fred Scott, a Croydon based piano teacher and Director of Soundpractice Music Ltd. www.soundpractice.com
If you wish to join the Network please use the contact email below.
Fred and Sean were members of the Croydon Festival Committee.