Bruce's Address (William Hauser)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-23)   CPDL #50647:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-23).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1848. All three stanzas of Waterbury's hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Bruce's Address
First Line: Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: William Hauser
Lyricist: Jared Waterbury

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 76. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
  2nd published: 1844 in The Sacred Harp
  3rd published: 1848 in The Hesperian Harp, p. 430

Description: A Scottish traditional tune, arranged by William Walker in Southern Harmony, 1835, p. 132, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; Walker added an Alto part in his Christian Harmony, 1867. Walker's arrangement for three parts was included in The Sacred Harp, p. 152, from 1844 through 1911. It was also arranged by William Hauser in his The Hesperian Harp, 1848. Words by an anonymous author, in Andrew Broaddus' Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, 1828; this text is similar in the first two lines to Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader from the skies written by Jared Waterbury, 1830.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader.