Onward, Christian Soldiers (.mp3 Format)
The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
Created/Published: Orange, N.J. : Edison, 1919.
Author: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Performer: The Calvary Choir and the Choir Boys of St. Andrew's Church, N.Y.
Coupling date: 1/17/1919.
Repository: Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Orange, N.J. : Edison, 1919.
Coupling date: 1/17/1919
Cutout date: 10/31/1929.
On label: mixed voices with orchestra.
With (reverse side): Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty! / The Cavalry Choir and the Choir Boys of St. Andrew's Church, N.Y.
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra.
Sacred vocal ensembles with instrumental ensemble.
War--Religious aspects--Christianity--Songs and music.
From Edison records catalog: "Onward, Christian Soldiers!" is called by commentators "a rousing hymn of Christian warfare." The words were written by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, a Roman Catholic writer and priest.
He was born in England in 1834. Sir Arthur Sullivan, who wrote this music, is the Sullivan of the famous "Gilbert and Sullivan" operettas. He wrote every kind of music--the "Lost Chord" was another of his you may remember.
Queen Victoria knighted Sullivan in 1883; he died in London in 1900.
1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.
Edison Diamond Disc 80452-R
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA