“Glory, Hallelujah”

“Glory, Hallelujah”

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Description
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.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
publishing date
1861
lyricist
Howe, Julia Ward
composer
Steffe, William
publisher
Oliver Ditson & Co.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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
ID Number
1983.0235.03
accession number
1983.0235
catalog number
1983.0235.03
Civil War
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