Variations on an African Air, Op.63 (Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel)

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For Piano Solo (Composer)

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Publisher Info.:

London: Novello, 1906. Plate 12360.


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Misc. Notes:

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General Information

Work Title Variations on an African Air
Alternative Title Variations on an African Air for Orchestra
Composer Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.63
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 1
Year/Date of Composition 1905 October
First Performance 14 June 1906, by the London Philharmonic Society conducted by the composer
First Publication 1906
Average Duration 20 Minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets in A and B, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in F, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, Snare Drum, Cymbals, Bass Drum, Harp, Strings
External Links Analytical and Programme Notes (Philharmonic Society, 1906)

Misc. Comments

Recorded on Argo in 1993.


  • here (Google books) for a modern edition of the full score edited by John Snyder (only preview available on Google, including some notes.) According to its notes, this is based on the African-American songs, "I'm troubled in mind." According to the Philharmonic Society notes, it was written in October 1905.

Instrument list taken from Snyder's edition.

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