Christian Soldier (Daniel Read)

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  • (Posted 2015-05-20)   CPDL #35483:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Two more pairs of stanzas from Wesley's hymn added below. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2015-05-20)   CPDL #35482:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-05-20).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 85 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Two more pairs of stanzas from Wesley's hymn added below.

General Information

Title: Christian Soldier
First Line: Soldiers of Christ, arise
Composer: Daniel Read
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.) (Wesley), Meter: 66. 86. D (S.M.D.) (Read)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1804 in The Columbian Harmonist, Edition 2
  2nd published: 1806 – revised in The Columbian Harmonist, Edition 3

Description: Words by Charles Wesley, 1749, six stanzas. Read uses two stanzas of Wesley's hymn in his composition.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Soldiers of Christ, arise.