Music for Black History Month
Our remote musician, Rebecca Ehren is going to focus her musical offerings in February on music by African American composers in recognition of Black History Month.
This past Sunday, she recorded two compositions by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor whoÂ was an English composer and conductor. Of mixed race birth, 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 best knownÂ for his Violin Concerto in G minor, The Song of Hiawatha and his arrangement of the African-American spiritual, ‘Deep River’.
The two pieces Rebecca featured were both from hisÂ Three-Fours (Valse-Suite), Op. 71 which was first published in 1909. Click on the links below to hear the music:
Andante fromÂ Three-Fours (Valse-Suite), Op. 71Â
Allegro Molto fromÂ Three-Fours (Valse-Suite), Op. 71
We celebrate Black History Month by inviting you to check out this calendar and other activities.