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Audio Recording Onward, Christian soldiers!

Onward, Christian soldiers!

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  • Onward, Christian soldiers!


  • 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.


  • Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900.

Created / Published

  • Orange, N.J. : Edison, 1919.


  • -  Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
  • -  Hymns
  • -  Sacred vocal ensembles with instrumental ensemble
  • -  Choirs (Music)
  • -  War--Religious aspects--Christianity--Songs and music


  • -  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.


  • 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Edison Diamond Disc 80452-R


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

  • edrs.80452r

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694103

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Sullivan, Arthur. Onward, Christian soldiers!. Orange, N.J.: Edison, 1919. Audio.

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Sullivan, A. (1919) Onward, Christian soldiers!. Orange, N.J.: Edison. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sullivan, Arthur. Onward, Christian soldiers!. Orange, N.J.: Edison, 1919. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.