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Fun facts: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was named after the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was nicknamed as the “African Mahler” due to the overwhelming successes of his most acclaimed and accomplished works such as “Song of Hiwatha”
Fun Facts: Notorious for his prolific writing of American art song, specifically for his song cycles Five Millay songs and Nightsongs, Adams also wrote an opera entitled Blake.
H. LESLIE ADAMS
Fun Facts: When Handel was a young boy, his father, who was a lawyer, often disproved his sons’ musical ambitions. So much so that when Handel wanted to play music, he would often have to sneak into his attics in order to play without the fear of scrutiny from his father.