Harry T. Burleigh

From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

 

BURLEIGH DISCOGRAPHY
Solo Songs & Arrangements

*Courtesy of Randye Jones, The Spirituals Database

Important sources:

Tim Brooks. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1890-1919. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Turner, Patricia. Dictionary of Afro-American Performers: 78 RPM and Cylinder Recordings of Opera, Choral Music, and Song, c. 1900-1949. New York: Garland, 1990.

Please note that in some cases the documentation is incomplete.

Albrecht, Sally, pianist
The Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh – Low Voice – Piano Accompaniment – Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 2007

Disk 1

  1. "Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit"
  2. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
  3. "Steal Away"
  4. "Don't Be Weary Traveler"
  5. "I Got a Home in-A Dat Rock"
  6. "Oh, Didn't It Rain"
  7. "My Lord, What a Mornin'"
  8. "Stan' Still Jordan"
  9. "Give Me Jesus"
  10. "Go Down, Moses"
  11. "Were You There"
  12. "Wade in de Water"
  13. "O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me"
  14. "Little David, Play on Your Harp"
  15. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
  16. "Ain't Goin' To Study War No Mo'"
  17. "Deep River"
  18. "Weepin' Mary"
  19. "Heav'n, Heav'n"
  20. "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray"
  21. "Go Down in De Lonesome Valley"
  22. "I Know De Lord's Laid His Hands On Me"
  23. "I Stood On De Ribber Ob Jerdon"
  24. "De Blin' Man Stood On De Road An' Cried"
  25. "By An' By"

Disk 2

  1. "He's Jus' De Same To-Day"
  2. "Balm in Gilead"
  3. "De Gospel Train"
  4. "Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen"
  5. "Behold That Star"
  6. "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"
  7. John's Gone Down On De Island"
  8. "You May Bury Me in De Eas'"
  9. "Oh, Wasn't Dat A Wide Ribber?"
  10. "Ride On, King Jesus!"
  11. "Go Tell It ON De Mountains!"
  12. "Hard Trials"
  13. "I've Been in De Storm So Long"
  14. "Hear De Lambs A-Cryin'"
  15. "My Way's Cloudy"
  16. "Let Us Cheer The Weary Traveler"
  17. "Don't You Weep When I'm Gone"
  18. "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?"
  19. "Sinner, Please Doan Let Dis Harves' Pass"
  20. "Joshua Fit De Battle Ob Jericho"
  21. "I Want To Be Ready"
  22. "Oh Peter Go Ring-A Dem Bells"
  23. "'Tis Me, O Lord"

*Alexander, Roberta, soprano
Songs My Mother Taught Me – Piano, CD Etctera KTC 1208, 1999
     "Deep River"
     "Didn't It Rain?"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Chile"

Althouse, Paul, tenor – with orchestra – Pathe Freres B 27005
"Just You"

*Amaize, Odekhiren, bass-baritone
For Darfur! Irin Ajo and other Sacred Songs and Spirituals – Piano, CD - MSR Classics MS 1296, 2008
     "Were You There?"

Anderson, Marian, contralto
*Arias, Songs and Spirituals. 2 – original recordings 1930-1947 – CD – Naxos, 2004
*The Art of Marian Anderson,: Arias Songs and – LP - His Master's Voice EG 29001614, 1986
     "Deep River"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"
     "Were You There?"

Bach, Brahms, Schubert – CD - RCA Victor 7911-2-RG, 1989
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "My Lord, What a Morning"

*The Best of Negro Spirituals – CD - BMG BVCM-37516, 2003
     "Hard Trials"

*Deep River – 78 RPM - RCA Victor 2032, 194-?
     "Deep River"

Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit
     
"De Gospel Train"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "Were You There?"

*Farewell recital – LP - RCA Victor LSC 2781, 1964
     "Ride On, King Jesus"

A First Time Buyer's Guide to American Negro Spirituals – Primo PRMCD 6038, 2006
     "Deep River"
     "My Lord, What a Morning"

Folk Song in America: A 20th-Century Revival - Smithsonian Collection of Recordings RD 046-1, 1991
     
"Deep River"
     
"Go Down, Moses" – Victor 1799A – CLP LSX 64

*Good news: Vintage Negro Spirituals – CD - Living Era AJA 5622, 2006
     "Were You There?"

Great Singers from the CBC–VAI 68412
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit"

*Great Spirituals -- 7" Vinyl - RCA Victor ERA 62, 195-?
     "Were You There?"

*Great Voices of the Century– CD - Memoir Classics CDMOIR 432, 1996
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Deep River"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n (I Got a Robe)"

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands – LP - Victor LM/LSC 2592, 1962
     "Behold That Star"
     "Hard Trials"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon"
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"
     "Oh, Peter, Go Ring Dem Bells"
     "Oh, Wasn't Dat a Wide Ribber"
     "Scandalize My Name"

*Lady, The – CD, 1996 - Magnum Music MCCD 017
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "Deep River"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"

*Lebendige Vergangenheit – CD - Austro Mechana Histroic Recordings, 2004
     "Were You There?"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways tired"
     "Deep River"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

Marian Anderson 1902-1993 – CD – Prima Voce –Nimbus Records NI 7882 – No arrangers identified
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "I Don't Feel No-ways Tired"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Were You There?"

Marian Anderson: Bach, Brahms, Schubert CD – The RCA Victor Vocal Series – 7911-2-RG, 1989 – no arranger listed
     "Go Down, Moses"
     
"My Lord, What a Mornin'"

*Marian Anderson: Portraits in Memory – CD - Metropolitan Opera Guild MET 220, 1993
     "Deep River"
     "Hard Trials"
     "Were You There?"

Marian Anderson: A Portrait in Music – VAI DVD 4278
     "Deep River"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Marian Anderson: A Recital- Opera, Lieder, Oratorio – CD - Symposium 1270
     "Deep River" - 1923
     "Go Down, Moses" - 1924
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

*Marian Anderson in Concert 1943-1952 – Orchestra, CD - Eklipse Records EKR CD19, 1993
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Go Down, Moses"

Marian Anderson: Rarities – Broadcast Performances 1943-1952 – CD – VAI Audio, VAIA 1200 – Remastered and restored 2001
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "De Gospel Train"

Marian Anderson Sings Schubert, Bach, Mendelssohn and others, 1994

*Marian Anderson Sings Spirituals – CD - Flapper Past CD 7073, 1995
     "Deep River"

*Marian Anderson: The Lady from Philadelphia – CD - Pearl GEMM CD 9069, 1993
     "Hard Trials"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"

Marian Anderson – Volume 1–CD – Pearl, 1992
     "Deep River"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

*Met Stars in the New World – CD - Victor 8958 (CS 98637)
     "Heav'n, Heav'n" – 1/14/36

Negro Spirituals: 1924-1949 – Frémeauxs & Associés, 2004 - Pierre Monteux, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, March 1949
     "Deep River"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Were You There?"
     "I Don't Feel No Ways Tired"

*Negro Spirituals: The Concert Tradition 1909-1948 -- CD - Fremeaux & Associates FA 168, 1999
     "Deep River"
     "My Lord, what a morning"

New World Recorded Anthology of American Music
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

*Recital: Opera, Lieder, Oratorio – CD - SYM1270.2 - Symposium, 2005
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

*Prima Voce – CD - Nimbus NI 7882, 1996
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"
     "Were You There?"

Rare and Unpublished Recordings, 1936-1952 – VAI Audio – VAIA 1168 – 1998
     "Sinner, Please Doan' Let Dis Harves' Pass" - 6/26/39

*Rare Live Broadcast Performances – CD - VAI VAIA 1275, 2013
     "Deep River"
     "My Way's Cloudy"
     "Hard Trials"

Rarities – Broadcast Performances 1943-1952 - VAI Audio – VAIA - 2001
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

A Recital – Symposium 1270

*A Recital: Opera, Lieder, Oratorio – CD - SYM1270.2 - Symposium, 2005
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

Softly Awakes My Heart 1924-1944 – CD - Nostalgia Naxos – 8.120566
     "Deep River" – with orchestra conducted Rosario Bourdon – Victor 19227-A – recorded 1924, Camden, NJ
     "My Way's Cloudy" - with orchestra conducted Rosario Bourdon – Victor 19227-B – recorded 1924, Camden, NJ
     "Oh, Wasn't Dat a Wide Ribber" – Lawrence Brown, piano – HMB BB 20205-2 – recorded September 1930, London
     "Heav'n, Heav'n (I Got a Robe)" – arr. Hayes [?]

Victor CS 98637 - Recorded January 1936, New York
     "I Don't Feel No Ways Tired" – Kosti Vehanen, piano – HMV OLA 2830 – recorded November 1938, Paris

Spirituals – LP - RCA Victor LM -2032 Red Seal, 1956
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Ride On, King Jesus"
     "Sinner, Please Doan Let Dis Harves' Pass"
     "Were You There?"
(No arrangers identified on Side 1)

Spirituals – LP - RCA Victrola AVMI-1735
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Ride On, King Jesus"
     "Sinner, Please"
     "Were You There"

Spirituals – CD – Sony Classical, 1999 – (no arr. Identified)
     "Deep River"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"?
     "Were You There?"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Hard Trials"
     "I Know de Lord's Laid His Hands on Me"
     "I Don't Feel No-ways Tired"

*Spirituals – CD - RCA Victor Red Seal 09026-63306-2, 1999
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "De Gospel train"
     "Hard Trials"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "My Lord, What a Morning"
     "Ride On, King Jesus"
     "Sinner, Please Doan Let Dis Harves' Pass"
     "Were You There?"

*Tribute – CD - Pro Arte CDD 3447, 1993
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

When I Have Sung My Songs – LP - New World Records NW 247 – Kosti Vehanen, piano
     "Heav'n, Heav'n" – rec. 1936, Victor 8958B

William Appling Singers
Shall We Gather: American Hymns & Spirituals – CD - Albany Records Troy476 - 2001
     "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler"

Arroyo, Martina, soprano
Spirituals – CD - Centaur CRC 2060 – 1988 – issued 1991
     "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray"
     "Deep River"
     "I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon"
     "Little David, Play on Your Harp"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"
     "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"
     "Oh Didn't It Rain?"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Steal Away"
     "Weepin' Mary"
     "Were You There?"

*There's a Meeting Here Tonight – LP - Angel S-36072, 1974
     "I Stood on de Ribber of Jerdon"

Black Manhattan: Theater and Dance Music of James Reese Europe, Will Marion Cook, and Members of the Legendary Clef Club – CD – New World Records 80611-2 – 2003
     "Deep River"

*Blackmon, Henry, baritone
Negro Spirituals – Organ, LP - Mirasound Records SGLP 6047, 19-?
     "Deep River"

Blanchard, Gerald, baritone
With a Song in My Heart – 1908
     "Every Time I Feel de Spirit?"

Boatner, Edward, baritone – 78 rpm - Broome Special Phonograph Record No. 1, 1919 (Burleigh accompanying at the piano?)
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" - Burleigh may be the accompanist

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922
     
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" – Burleigh may be the accompanist

Bollen, Paul
Frommermann – Holland-America Line – Hybrid SACD – Chanel Classics

Brown, Anthony, baritone; Lisa Bergman, piano.
Anthony Brown Sings Spirituals. Brown-Smith Productions, 1995
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"
     "Steal Away"
     "Behold That Star"
     "Hear de Lambs a-Cryin'"

Toil and Triumph – CD - Spirituals Project, 2002
     "Don't Be Weary, Traveler"
     "I Know de Lord's Laid His Hands on Me"
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Brown, Velvet, tuba and trombone quartet
Velvet – Crystal Records CD692 - 1999
     "Deep River"
     "The Gospel Train"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (solo tuba)
     "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico"

Brownlee, Lawrence, tenor
The Heart That Flutters – Opus Arte OA CD 9015 D - 2013
     "Deep River"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Brown, William A., tenor
Fi-yer! A Century of African-American Song – CD - Albany Records – Troy 329, 1999
     "Sleep, Li'l Chile, Go Sleep!"
     "By the Pool at the Third Rosses" – Arthur Symons

Bumbry, Grace, mezzo-soprano and soprano
Grace Bumbry: A Portrait – 6/6/00 - no arr. listed
     "Deep River"
     "Ride on, King Jesus"

Burdick, Daniel, tuba
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Faculty Recital - 2001
     Four Tuba Spirituals
     "Deep River"
     "Dry Bones"
     "Wade in de Water"
     "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?"

Burleigh, Harry T., baritone – 78 rpm - Geo. W. Broome Company – 1919
     "Go Down, Moses"

Dvorák Discoveries Music & Arts – Programs of America – CD 926 – 1996 (reissue of 1919 recording)
     "Go Down, Moses"

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922
     
"Go Down, Moses"

Red Seal Records of St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church Choir – LP - 1944 (not released commercially; distributed to St. George's Choir)
     "Go Down in de Lonesome Valley"
     "Go Down Moses"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"
     "I Know de Lord's Laid His Hands on Me"
     "Ride On, King Jesus

*Butt, Dame Clara, contralto
Dame Clara Butt: Britain's Queen of Song – CD - Pearl GEM 0086, 2000
     "Deep River"
     "Deep River" – 78 rpm - Columbia A5236 X338
     "Were You There?" – 78 rpm - Columbia A 6549 X340

Kenneth Cantril, baritone – piano only – 78 rpm
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" – RBA 08744 B

*Carlsen, Svein, bass
Negro Spirituals – CD - EuroMaster AS ECD19005, 1996
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "I Got a Robe"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"

Choral Arts
Mornings Like This
     
"My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Choral Arts Society of Washington
A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The First Ten Years, 1999
     "Deep River"

Clark, C. Carroll, baritone - 78 rpm - Columbia – 1924
     "Deep River" – Fletcher Henderson, accomp.

Cole, Stephen, tenor
From the Southland: Songs, Piano Sketches and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh – CD - Premier Recordings PRCD 1041
     "By an' By"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "Love Watches" – Melody by George O'Connell
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"
     "Promis' Lan'"

The Colorado Choir
Deep River – Southern Folk Songs and Spirituals – CD - 1994
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Conrad, Barbara, mezzo-soprano
Spirituals – CD - Disc MCD96-103 – Naxos - 2004
     "Deep River"

Cordon, Norman, bass; Karl Kritz, accomp. – 78 rpm - RCA Victor 10-1114-B
     "Go Down, Moses"

Creech, Philip, tenor
From the Southland: Songs, Piano Sketches and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh – CD - Premier Recordings PRCD 1041 – 1995
     Five Songs of Laurence Hope"
          "Worth While"
          "The Jungle Flower"
          "Kashmiri Song"
          "Among the Fuchsias"
          "Till I Wake"
          "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"

Crooks, Richard, tenor
Richard Crooks: The Stanford Archive Series: Richard Crooks – CD - DE 5501
     "O Perfect Love" – 9/17/41 – Clarence Dickinson, organist

Dadmun, Royal, baritone – with orchestra - 78 rpm - Gennett 4673s
     "Hard Trials" - Gennett 4673-B
     "I Want to Be Ready" - Gennett 4673-A

Davis, Ellabelle, soprano
A First Time Buyer's Guide to American Negro Spirituals – CD - Primo PRMCD 6038 – 2006
     "I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon"

Ellabelle Davis Sings Negro Spirituals – CD - London LPS 182
     "I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon" - Orchestra, O. Olaf, conductor
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen" – Hubert Greenslade, piano
     "Were You There?" - Orchestra, O. Olaf, conductor

*Negro Spirituals: The Concert Tradition: 1909-1948 – CD - Fremeaux & Associates FA 168, 1999
     "I Stood On de Ribber ob Jerdan"

Davis, Osceola, with Jorma Hynninen – CD - Ondine ODE715-2 – 1988 - Barcode 761195071526 – available on Naxos.com
     "Every Time I Feel the Spirit"
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Steal Away"
     "Were You There?"

deGorgoza, Emilio, baritone – with orchestra – 78 rpm - Victorla 588-A & Victor 64624
     "Since Molly Went Away" – Frank L. Stanton

Duncan, Todd, baritone; William Allen, piano
Let Us Break Bread Together – LP - Philips A 56008 H
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

*Negro Spirituals –Piano, LP - Allegro ALG3022 - 1952
     "By' an' By"
     "Deep River"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Dvorak Festival Orchestra – Music & Arts – Programs of America – CD 1078
     "Deep River" – arranged for orchestra (1st recording) Dvo_ák Day Concert - 1997

Eley, Lucerne DeSa Marcus, clarinetist
Welcome Home: A Collection of American Works for Clarinet and Piano – New York Arabesque Recordings, 1998
     "Deep River"

Evans, Charlie
Sing God's Plan
     
"Were You There?"

Foy, Dina Cancryn, soprano; Polly Brecht, piano
Remembrance: African-American Songs – DCF Records [1997] – Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1996
     Saracen Songs
          "Almona"
          "O Night of Dream and Wonder"
          "His Helmet's Blaze"
          "I Hear His Footsteps, Music Sweet"
          "Thou Art Weary"
          "This Is Nirvana"
          "Ahmed's Song of Farewell"
          *Graves, Denyce, mezzo-soprano

Angels watching over me – Piano, CD - NPR Classics CD 0006 - 1997
     "Deep River"

*Gustafson, Edra, soprano
Favorite Sacred Songs – Organ, LP - Echoes of Faith CAM 33-64140 - 1950?
     "Were You There?"

Hall, Adelaide – 78 rpm discs - RBA 08743-08745 - 1948
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" – RBA 08743 - A
     "By an' By" – piano and organ – RBA 08743 - B
     "Nobody Knows" – RBA 08744 A
     "Deep River" – 98745 A
     "My Lord, What a Morning" – 08745 B

Hamilton, Ruth, contralto
Good News – CD - Videmus VIS 735 – 2006
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit" (with Robert Honeysucker – arr. Vivian Taylor)
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Hampson, Thomas, baritone
To the Soul – Thomas Hampson Sings the Poetry of Walt Whitman – EMI Classics
     "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors"

Song of America – Music from the Library of Congress
     
"Ethiopia Saluting the Colors" – Angel Records – 1997; EMI - 2005

Harris, Hilda, mezzo-soprano
From the Southland: Songs, Piano Sketches and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh - Premier Recordings PRCD 1041, 1995
     "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors"
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

Saracen Songs
     "Almona"
     "O, Night of Dream and Wonder"
     "His Helmet's Blaze"
     "I Hear His Footsteps, Music Sweet"
     "Thou Art Weary"
     "This Is Nirvana"
     "Ahmed's Song of Farewell"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Harrison, Beatrice, cellist
1891 Centenary Recital 1991 with May Harrison and Margaret Harrison Symposium 1140 - 1992
     Southland Sketches No. 3 – Allegretto Grazioso

Hayes, Roland, tenor
The Art of Roland Hayes – Smithsonian RD 041
     "Weepin' Mary" – Rec. 4/7/42; Unissued Columbia: mx 32635

A First Time Buyer's Guide to American Negro Spirituals – Primo PRMCD 6038, 2006
     "Go Down, Moses"
     *Good News: Vintage Negro Spirituals – CD - Living Era AJA 5622, 2006
     "Steal Away"

*Negro Spirituals: The Concert Tradition 1909-1948 – CD - Fremeaux & Associates FA 168, 1999
     "Go Down, Moses"

New World Recorded Anthology of American Music
     "Go Down, Moses"

When I Have Sung My Songs – New World Records NW 247 – CLP – AL 82—LP, v. 47
     "Go Down, Moses"

Haymon, Cynthia, soprano; Warren Jones, pianist
Where the Music Comes From: American Songs – Argo 436-117-2ZH, 1992
     Five Songs of Laurence Hope
          "Among the Fuschias"
          "Till I Wake"
          "Worth While"
          "The Prayer" – Arthur Symons

*Heard, Richard, tenor
Aint'a That Good News: African American Art Songs and Spirituals – CD - HM Classics HMC9602 - 1998
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Hempel, Frieda, soprano – with orchestra
     "Just You" – Madge Marie Miller - Victor 87261 78A – 1916 - CLP LSX 77

Met Stars in the New World – MET 216 CD
     "Just You" - Madge Marie Miller – 6/1/16 – Victor 87261 (B-17782-2) – CD

Hendricks, Barbara, soprano
Great American Spirituals – Musical Heritage Society – CD 6037, 1994
     "Give Me Jesus"

*Give me Jesus – CD - EMI Classics 7243 5 56788 2 9, 1998
     "I've Been in de Storm So Long"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Henricksson, Deborah
Simple Gifts – Nosag CD 143 – 2010
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Weepin' Mary"

Moses Hogan Choral Series 2002 – Hal Leonard – HL08743982, 2005 – recorded 2002
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Ezekiel Saw de Wheel: A Collection of Spirituals – MGH Records, 2001
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Holland, Charles, tenor
My Lord, What a Mornin: Spirituals in Arrangements bv Hall Johnson, Roland Hayes, and H. T. Burleigh – Musical Heritage Society – MHS 512250K, 1982
     "By an' By"

Holmes, Eugene, baritone
Eugene Holmes Sings Spirituals – Avant Garde AV-115
     "Deep River"
     "I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon"
     "Little David Play on Your Harp:a
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"
     "Were You There?"

Honeysucker, Robert, baritone
Good News – Videmus – VIS 735
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit (with Ruth Hamilton – arr. Vivian Taylor)
     "Give Me Jesus"
     "Three Shadows" – 1916

*Let's have a union – CD - Brave Records BRAV-0923, 2009
("Taylor, Vivian" is listed as "Composer B")
     "I Gotta Home in a-Dat Rock"

Howard University Chamber Choir
Wade in the Water: African American Spirituals: The Concert Tradition – Smithsonian Folkways – Vol. I – CD SF 40072
     "Deep River"

Hynninen, Jorma, baritone, or Osceola Davis
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Johnson, Charles, tenor – Bell 111-A
     "Little Mother of Mine"

*Jones, Fanni, mezzo-soprano
Fanni Jones at Oswald Russell – LP - Audio-Visual Enterprises AVE 30701, 19--?
     "Deep River"
     "Every Time I Feel the Spirit"
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Joshua Fit de Battle ob Jericho"
     "'Tis Me, Oh Lord"

*Jones, Randye, soprano; Michelle Crouch, piano
The Art of the Negro Spiritual: Standin' in de Need

*Come Down Angels -- Piano, CD - -Ahhjay Records AHHJ-0001, 2003
     "Deep River"

Kennedy, Charles, Jr., tenor
Tribute I Honoring Harry T. Burleigh, The Father of the Spirituals – sweet jazz renditions
     "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Heart & Soul: Songs of Harry T. Burleigh – Martin Bliley, accompanist – cassette
     "Deep River"
     "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?"
     "Dream Land"

From the Southland -- "The Frolic"
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Her Eyes"
     "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho"
     "Just My Love and I"
     "Little Mother of Mine"
     "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"
     "Perhaps"
     "There Is a Balm in Gilead"
     "Wade in the Water"
     "Weepin' Mary"

Knoxville College Concert Choir, Camden, NJ: Recorded Publications Co., 196-?, Nathan Carter, conductor
      My Lord, What a Mornin'"

*Lewis, Cheryse McLeod, mezzo-soprano
Spirituals – Piano, CD - CheryseMusic, 2012
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Lieberson, Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano
Recital: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Ravinia -Harmonia Mundi HMU 907500, 2/10/09
     "Deep River"

Markeson, Stephen, bass-baritone – 1990 - Eastman
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"
     "Little David, Play on Your Harp"
     "Steal Away"
     "Ride On, King Jesus"

Matthews, Inez, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Brice, piano – Period SLP 580
     "De Gospel Train"

Maynor, Kevin, bass
Paul Robeson Remembered – Pleur de Son Classics FDS 57929
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"

The Spiritual: An Underground Railroad – Southeastern Virginia Arts Assoc., in assoc. with Norfolk State University, 1999
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Didn't It Rain?"

McConnell, Regina, soprano
Art Songs of Harry T. Burleigh – Centaur CRC 2252, 1995
     "Adoration"
     "And as the Gulls Soar!"
     "You Ask Me If I Love You?"
     "Carry Me Back to the Piney Wood"
     "The Dove and the Lily"
     "Elysium"
     "The Grey Wolf"
     "He Sent Me You"
     "Heigh-Ho!"
     "Just You"
     "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"
     "The Man in White"
     "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal"
     "Oh Love of a Day"
     "Oh, My Love!"
     "One Day"
     "The Prayer"
     "The Prayer I Make for You"
     "The Sailor's Wife"

Saracen Songs -- "I Hear His Footsteps, Music Sweet"
     "Tide"
     "Were I a Star"
     "Why Art Thou Not Near Me!"

McCormack, John, tenor
The Golden Voice of John McCormack
     "Little Mother of Mine"
     "Little Child of Mary" – Edwin Schneider, accomp. (recorded in Europe) – Victor 26772-A
     "Little Mother of Mine" – with orchestra – Victrola 755-B (also Victrola 64778 & Brunswick 10208 B

McCorvey, Everett, tenor
Symphonic Brotherhood: The Music of African-American Composers
     
"The Young Warrior" – orchestral accompaniment – Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic – Julius Williams, conductor

*McFerrin, Robert, baritone
Deep River and Other Classic Negro Spiritual–Piano, LP-Washington WLP 466, 1959
     "Deep River"

Classic Negro Spirituals – Piano, LP - Washington WLP 466, 1959
     "Deep River"

Albert McNeil Los Angeles Jubilee Singers; Jacqueline Sebastian and Larry Farrow, piano Pilgrimage to Jerusalem – CBS – 197? – Recorded in Jerusalem – "Various vocal soloists – OCLC 37529621 – CBS 64215
     "Go Down, Moses"

Melba, Nellie, soprano
Melba—The London Recordings 1904-1926 – EMI-RLS 719 – CLP – DS 454LP
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Nellie Melba – London and Middlesex Recordings (1921-1926)
     
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Melba – Prima Voce – Nimbus NI 7890, 1997
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Mercyhurst College Choir – Rebecca Ryan, conductor - private recording
     "Mr. Banjo"

*Mims, A. Grace Lee, soprano
Spirituals – Piano, LP - H & GM Records HGM 8101, 1981
     "I Know de Lord's Laid His Hands on Me"
     "Scandalize My Name"
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"

de Mira, Juarês, bass
Negro Spirituals in Brazil
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "De Gospel Train"
     "I Want To Be Ready"
     "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Milnes, Sherrill, baritone
Abide With Me – RCA ARL 1-1403 – CLP – AL 8046LP
     "Were You There?"

Met Stars in the New World – Disc MCD 93-232

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Majesty of America
     
"Deep River"

O Divine Redeemer – Bonneville Classics – BCD 9201-2, 1992
     "Were You There?"

O Divine Redeemer – Legacy Series – remastered May 2007
     "Were You There?"

Songs from the American Heartland – Argo 430 834-2, 1991
     "My Lord, What a Morning"

Moses, Oral, bass-baritone
Amen! African-American Composers of the Twentieth Century – Albany – Troy 4509, 1995
     "He Met Her in the Meadow"
     "I Don't Feel No-Ways Tired"
     "Jean"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Come Down Angels and Trouble the Water – Albany Troy 1489, 2014
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" – re-arr. Erik Lindgren

Deep River: Songs and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh
     "Deep River"
     "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"
     "Dry Bones"
     "Wade in de Water"
     "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors"
     "The Dove and the Lily"
     "Exile"
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"
     "Little Mother of Mine"
     "Don't You Weep When I'm Gone"
     "The Spring, My Dear, Is No Longer Spring"
     "Oh! Rock Me, Julie"
     "The Soldier"
     "Mammy's Li'l Baby"
     "Hear de Lambs A-Crying"
     "The Trees Have Grown So"
     "Thy Heart"
     "Hard Trials"
     "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?"

Extreme Spirituals: Birdsongs of the Mesozoic with Oral Moses -- Cuneiform Records 2006
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" – arr. HTB & Erik Lindgren

Songs of America – Albany Records – Troy 1011
     "I've Been in the Storm So Long"

Muzio, Claudia, soprano - Pathé 54067 (RD10007/1815) – (Available on YouTube)
     "Jean"

National Lutheran Choir
Heritage Series – Vol. III – 1/1/2000
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Oglesby, Isador, tenor
Negro Spirituals: The Musical Roots of American Folk Songs – Oglesby Records
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

*Isador Sings Negro Spirituals – Piano, LP - Oglesby Recordings Album 3, 1983
     "Didn't It Rain?"

Parks, Karen, soprano
Nobody Knows: Songs of Harry T. Burleigh – CD Baby, 2007
     "The Dove and the Lily"
     "I've Been in de Storm So Long"
     "Little David, Play on Your Harp"
     "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain"
     "Oh! Rock Me, Julie"
     "The Prayer"

Saracen Songs -- "His Helmet's Blaze"
     "Sleep, Li'l Chile, Go Sleep/ Southern Lullaby"
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
     "Till I Wake"
     "Weepin' Mary"

Patton, John, tenor; Susan Peters, piano, 1972
     "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"

Paulssohn, Andrs – Disc MCD 04-318

*Payne, John, baritone
Good News: Vintage Negro Spiritual – CD - Living Era AJA 5622, 2006
     "Go Down, Moses"

*Philogene, Ruby, soprano
Steal Away – Piano, CD - EMI Classics 7243 5 69707 2 4, 1997
     "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray"
     "De Gospel Train"
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"
     "Ride on, King Jesus!"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     "Steal Away"
     "Tis Me, O Lord"

Pinza, Ezio, basso; Gibner King, accomp. – Columbia 17383-D (CO 34232)
     "Deep River"
An Enchanted Evening with Ezio Pinza – CD - Living Era CD AJA 5618
     "Deep River"

PMEA Association 1981. All-State Festival. Stephen Heyde – Disc MOO-105, 1987
Disc MOO 319 Disc MOO 10

Price, Leontyne, soprano
The Essential Leontyne Price – Highlights – 1997 - (arranger unidentified)
     "Ride On, King Jesus"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

The Essential Leontyne Price: Spirituals, Hymns & Sacred Songs - RCA Victor Gold Seal – 09026-68157
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" – with Rust College Choir
     "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler" – with Rust College Choir

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Rust College Choir – RCA LSC-3183, 1971
     "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler" – arr. Roger Vene – CLP

*Leontyne Price Sings Spirituals – CD (note: Vene, Ruggero is listed as composer B) - RCA Red Seal 88691928242 - 2012
     "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler"

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Fourteen Spirituals – RCA LSC-2600, 1962
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" – arr. de Paur

Ragin, Derek, male alto; Moses Hogan, pianist
Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit; Spirituals – Channel Classics – CCS 2991, 1991
     "Deep River'
     "Little David, Play on Your Harp
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"
     'Steal Away"

Recorded Violin, Vol. II
     
Unidentified violin piece.

Reinhardt, Django, guitarist
Django Reinhardt and The Singers with Jean Sablon
     
"Didn't It Rain?"

Ritte, Phillip, tenor. Pathé 79026 – Turner 1990: 89.
     "Jean."

Riverside Choir
Touch the Spirit: The Riverside Choir Sings Spirituals - JAV Recordings, 1999

Robeson, Paul, bass
EMI Sessions 1928-1939
Disc 1 – 1928-1929
     "Scandalize My Name"
     "Sinner, Please Doan' Let dis Harves' Pass"

Disc 2 – 1930-1931
     "I Stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon/Peter Go Ring Dem Bells"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     Medley of Spirituals – HTB?

Disc 3 – 1932-1933
     "By an' By"
     "Were You There?"

*The EMI Sessions 1928-1939 – Piano, CD - EMI Classics 2 15586 2, 2008
     "I Want to Be Ready"
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"
     "Weepin' Mary"

The Essential Paul Robeson – Vanguard VSD 57/58
     "Balm in Gilead"

A First Time Buyer's Guide to American Negro Spirituals – Primo PRMCD 6038 – 2006
     "Were You There?"

The Golden Voice of Paul Robeson
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
     "Deep River"

A Lonesome Road – ASV Living Era – CD AJA 5027, 1984
     "Deep River"
     "Oh! Didn't It Rain?"
     "Oh! Rock Me, Julie"
     "Scandalize My Name"

*Met Stars in the New World – CD - MET 216CD, 1992
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"

New World Recorded Anthology of American Music
     "Deep River"

*Odyssey of Paul Roberson, The _– Piano, CD - Omega Classics OCD 3007, 1992
     "Balm in Gilead"
     "Deep River"
     "Every Time I Feel the Spirit"

On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings – SFW CD 40178, 2007
     "Scandalize My Name" – with Alan Booth, 1957

Paul Robeson at Carnegie Hall – Vanguard VSD 2035 – CLP – DS 1219E
     "Balm in Gilead"

Paul Robeson Live at Carnegie Hall
     "Balm in Gilead"

Ballad for Americans
     "Deep River"
     "Go Down, Moses"

*Sacred Roots of the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down Series) – Piano, CD - Bluebird 82876 60084 2, 2004
     "Deep River"

Scandalize My Name – The Classics Record Library 30-5647, 1976 – BS13208
     "Balm in Gilead"
     "By an' By"
     "Go Down, Moses"

Songs of Free Men: Spirituals - Odyssey 32 16 0268, 1968
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Balm in Gilead"
     "By an' By"

Songs of My People – RCA lm-3292, 1972
     "By an' By" – (duet with Lawrence Brown)
     "Deep River"
     "I Want to Be Ready"
     "Were You There"

When I Have Sung My Songs: The American Art Song
     – New World Records NW 247 – CLP – AL 8200LP, v. 47; Lawrence Brown, pianist.
     "Deep River" – rec. 10 May 1927, Victor 20793A)
     "Go Down, Moses" - rec. 1922, Vocalion B 3032 (U.S. no. 21005)
     "Heav'n, Heav'n", 1976 --LP

Quivar, Florence, soprano
Ride On, King Jesus! – Harlem Boys' Choir – Joseph Joubert & Larry Woodward, piano – Musical Heritage Society – Angel EMI – 5187417

A First Time Buyer's Guide to American Negro Spirituals – Primo PRMCD 6038 – 2006
     "De Gospel Train"
     *Ray, Carline, contralto

Music for Contralto & Piano – Piano, Score with CD
     Music Minus One MMO 9021, 1995
     "Ride on, King Jesus"

Royal Choir Society Mastreechter Staar
Choral Concert – Challenge Classics CC72182
     "Deep River"
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"

Rust College Choir
The Essential Leontyne Price Spirituals, Hymns & Sacred Songs – RCA Victor Gold Seal – 09026-68157
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" – with Leontyne Price
     "Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler" – with Leontyne Price

St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church Choir
1944 – Red Seal Records – (not released commercially)
     "Deep River"
     "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel"
     "Heav'n, Heav'n"
     "O Brothers, Lift Your Voices"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

St. Jacob's Chamber Choir – BIS Northern Lights - BIS-NL-CD-5006
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Seagle, Oscar, baritone – Columbia A2165-4 [?] 7205, 1916
     "Deep River"

*Shanks, Donald, bass-baritone
Songs of Inspiration, CD - ABC Classics Eloquence 426803-2
     "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" – Accompanied: Organ, 1989
     "Gospel train, De" – Accompanied: Organ
     "Were You There?" – A cappella, 1989

Simonson, Victor Rudolf, baritone; Crysti Sonomura, piano, Eastman, 1996
     "Wade in the Water"
     "Go Down, Moses"

Smith, Joseph, pianist
From the Southland: Songs, Piano Sketches and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh - Premier Recordings PRCD 1041, 1995
From the Southland
     "Through Moanin' Pines
     "The Frolic"
     "In de Col' Moonlight"
     "A Jubilee"
     "On Bended Knees"
     "A New Hiding-Place"

Spirituals - Choir of All Saints' Church, Atlanta
Promised Land - NAICS 711130
     "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen"

The Spirituals Project Choir – n.d.
     "De Blin' Man Stood on de Road an Cried"
     "Go Down, Moses"
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"

*Spencer, Kenneth, bass-baritone
Volkslieder & Spirituals – LP - Discoton 75546, 197-?
     "Dar's a Meeting Here Tonight"
     "Didn't It Rain?"

Steinhardt, Arnold, violinist
American Journey – Naxos 8.559136
     Southland Sketches - 1916
           I. Andante
           II. Adagio ma no troppo
           III. Allegretto grazioso
           IV. Allegro

Stoffel, David Neil, bass
Songs with a Touch of Bass – ACA Digital 1996 - Disc MCD- 04-642
     "Deep River" – with cello and piano

Taylor, Darryl, counter-tenor
How Sweet the Sound: A Charm of Spirituals – Albany – Troy 1244
     "Deep River"

Taylor, Darryl, tenor
Dreamer: Portrait of Langston Hughes – CD – Naxos – American Classics, 2002
     "Lovely Dark and Lonely One"

Te Wiata, Inia, bass-baritone
West Indian Spirituals and Folk Songs – Music Heritage Society 1515 SLC-70
     "Deep River"
     "I Got a Robe"
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Teyte, Maggie. soprano
"Just You" – Columbia 1957 (46210) – CLP LSX 240, S. 2

*Thomas, Indra, soprano
Great Day: Indra Thomas Sings Spirituals – Piano, CD - Delos DE 3427, 2012
     "Deep River"
     "Give Me Jesus"
     "Steal Away"
     "There Is a Balm in Gilead"

Thomas, John Charles, tenor
     "Little Mother of Mine"

*Thompson, Derrick, baritone
Spirituals – Piano, CD - Private Label, 2014
     "Go down, Moses"

Thompson, Jeanette, soprano
Negro Spirituals
     
Unidentified arrangements

*Negro Spirituals -- Chorus, CD
      Pavane Records ADW 7267, 1992
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Tibbett, Lawrence, baritone
Lawrence Tibbett Sings – Royal EP388 – 7-inch vinyl
     "Deep River"

Toppin, Louise, soprano
Good News – Videmus VIS 735
     Saracen Songs -- "I Hear His Footsteps"-- 1914
     "Three Shadows" – 1916

Turner, Claramae, contralto – Silvertone Record Club, 11-B, n. [?]
     "Deep River"

*Lebendige Vergangenheit – Claramae Turner – Orchestra, CD -
      Preiser Records, 2008
     "Deep River"

Tyler, Veronica, soprano
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Vocal Essence – Philip Brunnelle, conductor
Witness – What a Mighty God – Spirituals and Gospels for Chorus
     
"My Lord, What a Mornin'"

Witness – Got the St. Louis Blues – Classical Music in the Jazz Age
     
"Ethiopia's Paean of Exaltation"

Dale Warland Singers
Harvest Home – 10/11/2005
     "Deep River"

Westminster Choir – at Spoleto Festival U.S.A. - Gothic, 1996
     "My Lord, What a Mornin'"

White, Cassandra, soprano
Remembering the Spirituals – CBW Entertainment
     "By an' By"
     "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"

Evelyn White Chorale
Choral Music by Black Composers – LP
      Composers listed but no specific songs identified

Williams, Evan, tenor
accomp. Victor Orchestra – Victor 64280 – 1906 in England; 1912 in U.S.
     "Jean"

Witherspoon, Herbert, bass
with orchestra – Victor 64535
     "Just You"

Wood, Mary M., contralto
Red Seal Records of St. George's Choir - 1944 (not released commercially)
     "Weepin' Mary"

Woodley, Arthur, bass
From the Southland: Songs, Piano Sketches and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh - Premier Recordings PRCD 1041, 1995
     "Deep River"
     "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal"
     Saracen Songs
          
"Almona"
          "O, Night of Dream and Wonder"
          "His Helmet's Blaze"
          "I Hear His Footsteps, Music Sweet"
          "Thou Art Weary"
          "This Is Nirvana"
          "Ahmed's Song of Farewell"
          "Wade in the Water"

WPA Southland Singers of Boston, Series 40, Program No. 12 – LP
     "Were You There?"

Wright, Edward Sterling
Voices of Black America – Historical Recordings – Disc CD 04-2

Wright, John Wesley, tenor; Gabriel Dobner, piano
Wade in the Water: Songs of the River, the Lake, and the Sea – Donald L. Robinson & Associates, 2004
     "Oh, Didn't It Rain?"
     "Stan' Still, Jordan"
     "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Yaarab Chanters of Atlanta – Frank Cundell, director – Columbia 1450-D (146169)
"Little Mother of Mine"

Zeppenfeld, Georg, bass
Dvorak und seine Zeit – no arr listed
     "Deep River"
     "By an' By"
     "Steal Away to Jesus"

 

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