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[Sound the battle cry]

[Sound the battle cry]

Composer: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Published in 139 hymnals

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Composer: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Sound the battle cry]
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1869)
Incipit: 55345 64321 23275
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

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    Composer/Editor Hermann Voss
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1970) pp. 20

Piano Solo

  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 54

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Gospel Greats for Organ and Piano: Harold de Cou
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 53
  • Keyboard Rhapsodies: Gospel Organ and Piano Duets
    Composer/Editors Paul Mickelson; Rudy Atwood
    Published By: Treasure Music, In. (1971) pp. 4
  • Keyboard Rhapsodies: Piano/Organ Duets
    Composer/Editors Paul Mickelson; Rudy Atwood
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1971) pp. 4


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