Reviving the Lost Work of a Groundbreaking Black Composer

February 22, 2023


Read time:

5-15 mins
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Debuting in 1903, The Atonement by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is likely the first work of its kind ever written by a composer of color. Bryan Ijames, Rackham and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) student, is on a quest to create the first complete recording of the piece. Ijames discusses his project and hopes to reintroduce the work to modern audiences and draw attention to its immense importance in equalizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) representation in the choral canon.



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