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

Author: Jean E Snyder
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016]
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) played a leading role in American music and culture in the twentieth century. Celebrated for his arrangements of spirituals, Burleigh was also the first African American composer to create a significant body of art song"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: H T Burleigh; H T Burleigh; Harry T Burleigh; A Goria
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean E Snyder
ISBN: 9780252039942 0252039947 9780252098109 0252098102
OCLC Number: 923017551
Notes: LC copy signed by author: Jean E. Snyder, Feb. 23, 2017.
Description: xxiii, 415 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hamilton Waters and the struggle for freedom and education --
The family and community that shaped Burleigh's youth --
Burleigh's music experience and training in Erie --
Burleigh at the National Conservatory of Music --
Introducing Antonín Dvořák to African American music --
The Columbian Exposition : the Chicago World's Fair --
The symphony "from the new world" --
Foremost musician and engaged citizen --
Burleigh's singing career --
Music mentor and colleague --
Family matters : fame and its discontents --
Wife and family of the "eminent baritone" --
St. George's becomes Mr. Burleigh's church --
A singer-composer learns his craft --
"Composer by divine right" --
Bringing spirituals to the concert stage --
Burleigh spirituals and the Harlem Renaissance --
The impact of a life.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Jean E. Snyder.

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"Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) played a leading role in American music and culture in the twentieth century. Celebrated for his arrangements of spirituals, Burleigh was also the first African American composer to create a significant body of art song"--Jacket.

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