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[On Calvary's brow my Savior died]

[On Calvary's brow my Savior died]

Composer: John R. Sweney
Published in 31 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: John R. Sweney

John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregati… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John R. Sweney
Meter: L. M. with Chorus
Incipit: 321D5 35U1D 7U432 67653
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #739
Text: Calvary
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #4922
Text: 加畧山嶺 (On Calvary’s brow my Savior died)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Himnos de la Iglesia #122
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #64Text
Small Church Music #4922Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #739TextScoreAudio
Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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