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Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha
1900. COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Samuel. Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha. No. II. The Death of Minnehaha. A Cantata for Soprano and Baritone Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra. The Words written by H. W. Longfellow. Op. 30, No. 2. [2], 113, [1] pp. Folio, 365 x 257 mm, bound in original publisher's maroon cloth spine and printed paper over boards. Preserved in half morocco box. London: Novello and Company, 1900. First Edition of the Full Score of The Death of Minnehaha, the second of the Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London in 1875, the son of a doctor from Sierra Leone and an English mother. His musical talent was recognized at a young age, and he received his first major commission in 1898 from the Three Choirs Festival when Edward Elgar was unable to fulfill a commission and suggested the younger composer instead. Coleridge-Taylor responded with his Ballade in A minor, followed later the same year with the major success of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. Coleridge-Taylor, who named his son Hiawatha, was the first composer to set the text of Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha (1855), a poem that was very popular in England at the time, to music. His four Hiawatha cantatas were first performed on separate occasions between 1898 and 1900; the present one was premièred on 26 October 1899. Occasional pencil or crayon performance markings. No copies at auction listed in ABPC CD ROM and 2 copies listed in OCLC. PROVENANCE: Dr. Allen K. Blackall with his signature on boards and front free endpaper. Blackall began his career in music as an organist of St Mary's, War … [Click Below for Full Description]
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