Bruce's Address (William Walker)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-22)   CPDL #50643:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 41 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes converted to oval shapes. All five stanzas of the hymn included. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-07-22)   CPDL #50642:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-07-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 42 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835; includes Alto part written by William Walker in 1867. All five stanzas of the hymn included. Re-formatted 2019-01-27. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Bruce's Address
First Line: Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your Captain
Composer: Deodatus Dutton
Arranger: William Walker
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 77. 75. D

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1835 in Southern Harmony, p. 132, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; Walker added an Alto part in his Christian Harmony, 1867., Edition 1.

Description: A Scottish traditional tune, first arranged for two parts by Deodatus Dutton in The Christian Lyre in 1830, as Wallace. It was then arranged for three parts by Joseph Funk in A Compilation of Genuine Church Music in 1832, as Christian Warfare. This three-part arrangement by William Walker in 1835 was included in The Sacred Harp, p. 152, from 1844 through 1911. It was also arranged by William Hauser in his Hesperian Harp, 1848. The words by an anonymous author, in Andrew Broaddus' Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, 1828; this text is similar in its first line to Soldiers of the cross, arise / Lo, your leader from the skies, the text given with this tune by Leavitt in 1830, written by Jared Waterbury.

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Original text and translations

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