The Spirituals Of Harry T. Burleigh (High Voice)

The Spirituals Of Harry T. Burleigh (High Voice)

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: High voice and piano (HIGH VCE/PFA)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Catalogue #: IMP50183
ISBN: 9780769234410


The plantation songs known as 'spirituals' are the spontaneous outbursts of intense religious fervour, and had their origin chiefly in camp meetings, revivals and other religious exercises.

They were never 'composed', but sprang into life, ready made, from the white heat of religious fervour during some protracted meeting in camp or church, as the simple ecstatic utterance of wholly untutored minds, and are practically the only music in America which meets the scientific definition of Folk Song.

Harry Burleigh became a linguist, singing in Hebrew as well as Latin, Italian, French and German. For several years he regarded his casual efforts at composition as merely mental exercises until friends virtually forced him to publish. 'Deep River', published in 1917, made Harry Burleigh well known as a composer. His 'Little Mother Of Mine' was sung throughout the world by John McMormack.

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Leicester GB
Large type, clear to read. Wide selection of numbers. Just what I needed.
Should be made clear some numbers are in a lower key than you'd expect.
Confirmed purchase: 25 March 2015
Published on: 08 April 2015

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 02/04/2002
Format: Vocal Album
Length: 204 pages
Language: English
Publisher: I.M.P.
Arranger: Harry Thacker Burleigh

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