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us: Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Henry Thacker
  • Variants

    • us: Burleigh, Henry Thacker, 1866-1949
    • us: Burleigh, Harry Thacker, 1866-1949
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Erie (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: National Conservatory of Music (New York, N.Y.)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Composition (Music)
          (lcsh) Arrangement (Music)
            (lcsh) Singing
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Composers
                (lcsh) Arrangers (Musicians)
                  (lcsh) Singers
                    (lcsh) Gospel musicians
                • Sources

                  • found: My Lord what a mornin' [SR] c1982 (a.e.) container (H. T. Burleigh, 1866-1949, arranger)
                  • found: New Grove (Burleigh, Henry Thacker; b. 12/2/1866; d. 9/12/49)
                  • found: AmeriGrove (Burleigh, Harry (Henry) T(hacker))
                  • found: Wikipedia WWW site, viewed August 28, 2013 (Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh (December 2, 1866-September 12, 1949), a baritone, was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer; born in Erie, Pennsylvania, died New York, New York)
                  • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Burleigh, Henry Thacker; songwriter, gospel musician, singer, composer; born 2 December 1866 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States; won a scholarship to the National Conservatory of Music in New York City (1892); during World War I his song "The Young Warrior" became a popular marching tune among troops in the Italian army; while working as a notator and editor in a New York publishing house, he continued to compose, almost exclusively as a songwriter; became a celebrated performer of spirituals in several New York churches; compiled and published the first full anthology of African American religious music; died 12 September 1949 in New York, New York, United States)
                • LC Classification

                  • ML410.B97
                • Change Notes

                  • 1983-06-28: new
                  • 2015-04-18: revised
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