H. T. Burleigh
Henry Thacker (“Harry”) Burleigh (December 2, 1866 – September 12, 1949), was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer known for his baritone voice. The first black composer instrumental in developing characteristically American music, Burleigh made black music available to classically trained artists both by introducing them to spirituals and by arranging them in a more classical form.
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Birth and Death Data: Born December 2, 1866 (Erie), Died September 12, 1949 (Stamford)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer, lyricist, baritone vocal, adapter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 85 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-5011||10-in.||1/10/1908||Jean||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-13456||10-in.||6/19/1913||Jean||Frank Croxton||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-16527||10-in.||9/21/1915||Just you||Herbert Witherspoon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16947||10-in.||12/29/1915||Just you||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16949||10-in.||12/29/1915||The young warrior||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16998||10-in.||1/12/1916||Swing low, sweet chariot||Kitty Cheatham||Female vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-17782||10-in.||6/2/1916||Just you||Frieda Hempel||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-18572||10-in.||10/23/1916||Since Molly went away||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20027||10-in.||6/8/1917||Three shadows||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21810||10-in.||4/30/1918||Little mother of mine||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||C-23522||12-in.||12/10/1919||The victor||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23587||10-in.||1/19/1920||Nobody knows de trouble I've seen||Geraldine Farrar||Soprano vocal solo, with piano and orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-25346||10-in.||6/14/1921||'Tis me, O Lord (Standin' in de need of pray'r)||Frank Croxton ; Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-26824||10-in.||8/10/1922||Just because||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-28689||12-in.||10/23/1923||Southland sketches||Mischa Elman||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-29072||10-in.||12/10/1923||Deep river||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-29073||10-in.||12/10/1923||My way's cloudy||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-29689||10-in.||3/24/1924||My Lord, what a mornin'||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-29690||10-in.||3/24/1924||Heav'n, heav'n||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-29691||10-in.||3/24/1924||Go down Moses (Let my people go)||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-29895||10-in.||4/18/1924||Heav'n, Heav'n||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-29896||10-in.||4/18/1924||Go down Moses||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-30015||10-in.||4/24/1924||Little mother of mine||Mrs. C. C. Holloway||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-31347||10-in.||11/21/1924||My Lord, what a mornin'||Marian Anderson||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||B-31563||10-in.||12/31/1924||Little mother of mine||Cecil Wilcox||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burleigh, H. T.," accessed March 20, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104263.
Burleigh, H. T.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 20, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104263.
"Burleigh, H. T.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 20 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83127097
Wikidata: Harry Burleigh - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1586825
MusicBrainz: Henry Thacker Burleigh - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/3a6f928c-7989-444b-bb8f-5ba915ce83cf
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