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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.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 2nd, 1866 (Erie), Died Stamford

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer, lyricist, baritone vocal, adapter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 83 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  
(Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burleigh, H. T.," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104263.

Burleigh, H. T.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104263.

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