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Harry Thacker Burleigh
Birth: Dec. 2, 1866
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1949
Stamford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Internationally known African-American baritone, composer, and arranger of spirituals. Encouraged by Anton Dvorak, he created arrangements for over 100 spirituals, such as "Deep River," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," and "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen." He coached many famous singers, including Enrico Caruso, Roland Hayes, Marion Anderson, and Paul Robeson
 
Burial:
Erie Cemetery
Erie
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 31, 2000
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Harry Thacker Burleigh
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