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25% off Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration

Since February is Black History Month, I’m using this week’s free download to spotlight an African-American composer who deserves greater recognition for his amazing body of work. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932–2004) first appeared on Cedille on our African Heritage Symphonic Series, Volume III. I was so taken with his piece on that disc (Sinfonietta No. 2: Generations) that we devoted an entire album to this wonderful composer, who spent the last decade of his life in Chicago as director of ensembles at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College.

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration (our CD of the Week, 25% OFF the regular price) covers a half-century of his music, from his early Sinfonietta No. 1 (1954–55) to the piece he wrote literally on his deathbed: Movement for String Trio (2004). Our free download comes from the middle of his long career: it’s the first movement of his Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin, titled simply “Plain Blue/s.” The soulful performance is by Sanford Allen, who was the first full-time African-American violinist in the New York Philharmonic, in which he played from 1962 to 1977.

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James Ginsburg

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Coleridge Taylor Perkinson: Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin: I. Plain Blue/s

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