“Glory, Hallelujah”


This sheet music is for the song “Glory, Hallelujah” published by the Oliver Ditson Company in 1861. The cover calls it “The popular refrain of Glory Hallelujah,” otherwise known as the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and the tune had many lyrics written to it during the Civil War. The lyrics of this song read, “John Brown’s body lies a mould’ring in the grave” as well as verses about pet lambs, hanging Jefferson Davis, and being a soldier in the Army of the Lord. The cover notes that the sung was “sung by the Federal Volunteers throughout the Union.”

Publishing Date: 1861

Lyricist: Howe, Julia WardComposer: Steffe, WilliamPublisher: Oliver Ditson & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

Related Event: Civil War


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0235.03Accession Number: 1983.0235Catalog Number: 1983.0235.03

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in; 35.2425 cm x 26.9875 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d060-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_670724

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