Burleigh's "Deep River"

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. 


Randye Jones