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As your begin your research into the life and works of Harry Thacker Burleigh, the diverse collection of individual essays, printed texts, dissertations, and external websites listed here provide both a starting point, and some extensive scholarly work on this musician. In particular, the essays, written by Library of Congress curators, focus on several of Burleigh's most popular solo and choral works.
The following essays were produced by the Library of Congress as part of The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America, The American Choral Music Collection, or one of the Library's blogs (identified below).
The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.
Below is a selected list of dissertations related to the life and work of Harry T. Burleigh. Links to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database are included. Remote use requires separate account access.
Allison, R. L. (1966). Classification Of The Vocal Works Of Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) And Some Suggestions For Their Use In Teaching Diction In Singing Indiana (Order No. 6614791). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302205458). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/302205458?accountid=12084 External
Demus, D. (2004). A composer by divine right: A performance guide to Harry Burleigh's “Saracen songs” and “Five songs of Laurence Hope” (Order No. 3142512). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (305219754). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/305219754?accountid=12084 External
Hawkins, K. (1997). "I heard an angel singing": African-American spirituals in the Harlem Renaissance (Order No. 9823401). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304352978). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/304352978?accountid=12084 External
Langham, R. (2016). From the plantation to the stage: Examining the balance of stylistic elements in choral arrangements of African-American spirituals (Order No. 10141147). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1821878924). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1821878924?accountid=12084 External
Moon, B. A. (2006). The “Old Songs Hymnal”: Harry Burleigh and his spirituals during the Harlem Renaissance (Order No. 3239436). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (305353536). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/305353536?accountid=12084 External
Snyder, J. E. (1992). Harry T. Burleigh and the creative expression of bi-musicality: A study of an African-American composer and the American art song (Order No. 9304259). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304002731). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/304002731?accountid=12084 External
Weaver, D. (2014). Harry T. Burleigh's "Ethiopia saluting the colors" and Harlem Renaissance musical debates (Order No. 1561681). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1562509014). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1562509014?accountid=12084 External
The list below includes some important online resources found outside of the Library of Congress.