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The Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh: High Voice (Book & 2 CDs) Paperback – May 1, 2007


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  • Paperback: 4 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music; Pap/Com edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739045261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739045268
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,064,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Peterson on April 8, 2013
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As a singer, performer, private voice teacher and performance coach, spirituals are an absolute foundation for blues. Burleigh's works are accessible to students of all ages. Novice and skilled performers often find many of the songs on required lists for solo and ensemble competitions, recitals, and performances alike. This volume is specifically of great use to individuals who wish to concentrate on singing with an accompaniment when a live accompanist is not available.

Harry Thacker Burleigh was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1866. His mother was a slave, Hamilton Waters, who was discarded by his Maryland owners when he became blind. His grandfather used to sing spirituals to Harry as Harry led him through the streets of Erie.

After graduation from high school, Harry became well established as a singer in the Episcopal Church in Erie. He learned of the availability of a scholarship at the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. With the help of donations from many public spirited Erie music lovers, he was able to go to New York to study.

In addition to his regular studies, Harry studied voice with Christian Fritsch, harmony with Rubin Goldmark and counterpoint with John White and Max Spicker. He played double bass and tympani in the conservatory orchestra under Franz Van der Stucken, Gustav Hinricks and Anton Dvorak.

Burleigh played and sang the old melodies for Dvorak, such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", which is mirrored in the second theme of the first movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony.

Harry Burleigh became a linguist, singing in Hebrew as we all as Latin, Italian, French and German.
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By James on December 30, 2013
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This being the standard book for spirituals, I knew what I was getting before I ordered it. I am using this, the Moses Hogan and Hall Johnson anthologies to put together a recital of spirituals in the Spring of '14.
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This an excellent book of spirituals. They are in easy to song keys. The accompaniments are creative and yet not difficult to play. It also has a very good selection. One of the best spiritual books I've found.
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