|Short Name:||H. T. Burleigh|
|Full Name:||Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949|
Harry T. Burleigh (b. Erie, PA, 1866; d. Stamford, CT, 1949) began his musical career as a choirboy in St. Paul's Cathedral, Erie, Pennsylvania. He also studied at the National Conservatory of Music, New York City, where he was befriended by Antonín Dvořák and, according to tradition, provided Dvořák with some African American musical themes that became part of Dvořák's New World Symphony. Burleigh composed at least two hundred works but is most remembered for his vocal solo arrangements of African American spirituals. In 1944 Burleigh was honored as a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.
|Tunes by H. T. Burleigh (4)||As||Instances||Incipit|
|ALSTON (Burleigh)||Henry Thacker Burleigh, 1866- (Composer)||2||34565 44332 12355|
|MCKEE||Harry T. Burleigh (Arranged)||103||15555 77656 11511|
|[Our Father, who art in heaven] (Burleigh)||Harry T. Burleigh, 1866-1949 (Composer)||3||33335 33332 13353|
|TOULON||Harry T. Burleigh, 1866-1949 (Arranger)||2||12343 21171 34565|