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Burleigh's "Deep River"

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2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Harry Thacker Burleigh's setting, "Deep River."  This work is considered to be the first art song using a Spiritual as its source.  The setting is deceptively simple and also vocally demanding because of its vocal range.

This exhibits features recordings of "Deep River" in The Spirituals Database.