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 who 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 known 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 his Three-Fours (Valse-Suite), Op. 71 which was first published in 1909. Click on the links below to hear the music:
Andante from Three-Fours (Valse-Suite), Op. 71 
Allegro Molto from Three-Fours (Valse-Suite), Op. 71

We celebrate Black History Month by inviting you to check out this calendar and other activities.

Black History Month February 2021-1 Calendar
Black History Month 2021-2 Matching Activity
Black History Month 2021-2 Matching Activity Answers
Black History Month February 2021-3 word search

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