The idea underlying this programme is to show how different Composers have treated the same themes
ARTHUR WILKES (Tenor)
HARRY HOPEWELL (Baritone)
THE STATION AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA, conducted by T. H. MORRISON
THERE could hardly be a greater contrast than between these two settings of the great love-song which is sung for Hiawatha's bride, Minnehaha, ' Laughing Water.'
To begin with, Coleridge Taylor shows that wonderful rhythmic freedom which is so remarkable tluoughout his setting of Hiawatha while (Wen is unbending in his treatment of Long-fellow's characteristic metre.
But, of course, there is a contrast which goes far deeper than this. The warmly-emotional African strain in Coleridge-Taylor is to he found in his song ; Cowen's, on the other hand, is robust and straightforward, typical of a certain style of English song.
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