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Harry T. Burleigh: from the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance
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Harry T. Burleigh

From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance


Chapter 1: Hamilton Waters and the Struggle for Freedom and Education

Chapter 2: The Family and Community That Shaped Burleigh's Youth

Chapter 3: Burleigh's Music Experience and Training in Erie

Chapter 8: Foremost Musician and Engaged Citizen

Chapter 9: Burleigh's Singing Career

Chapter 11: Family Matters: Fame and Its Discontents

Chapter 12: Wife and Family of the "Eminent Baritone"

Chapter 13: St. George's Becomes Mr. Burleigh's Church

Chapter 14: A Singer-Composer Learns His Craft

Chapter 15: "Composer by Divine Right"

Chapter 16: Bringing Spirituals to the Concert Stage

Chapter 18: The Impact of a Life




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 Burleigh Songs–Solo And Choral—Organized by TITLE

 Burleigh Songs–Solo And Choral—Organized by YEAR

 Burleigh Repertoire by Composer

 Burleigh sings his own songs



Publication of this book was supported by grants from the Lloyd Hibberd Endowment of the American Musicological Society, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and from the Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund.

Ethnomusicologist Jean E. Snyder has taught in Kenya and Zambia, and at several colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania.