Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

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Nationality

English

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Hiawatha Overture, African Heritage Symphonic Series

Fun Facts

  • Coleridge-Taylor had a mother from England and a father who was a doctor from Sierra Leone.
  • He met United States’ President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Coleridge-Taylor was a pioneer in integrating African music into his compositions.

Get to know Coleridge-Taylor in this video by Columbus Symphony Associate Principal Hornist Julia Rose!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Coleridge-Taylor’s Music

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