Sabine Baring-Gould

The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (; 28 January 1834 – 2 January 1924) of Lew Trenchard in Devon, England, was an Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, folk song collector and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, the manor house of Lew Trenchard, near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to English.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 28, 1834 (Exeter), Died January 2, 1924

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Notes: Sabine Baring-Gould, Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector, born at Dix’s Field, Exeter, 28 January 1834 ; died at Lew House, Devon on 2 January 1924.

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Recordings (Results 26-35 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 46389 10-in. 2/8/1916 Now the day is over Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Columbia 78238 10-in. 12/30/1918 Onward, Christian soldiers Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W142374 10-in. 7/8/1926 Onward, Christian soldiers Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ lyricist  
OKeh S-7124 10-in. ca. Dec. 1919 Onward Christian soldiers Shannon Four Male vocal quartet lyricist  
OKeh W80648 10-in. 3/18/1927 Onward, Christian soldiers OKeh Sacred Quartet Vocal quartet with organ, chimes, and celeste lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5099-a] 10-in. approximately mid-1917 Onward, Christian soldiers Inez Barbour ; Frank Croxton ; Harry McClaskey ; Marie Morrisey Mixed vocal quartet, with organ lyricist  
Brunswick E23024-E23026 10-in. 5/6/1927 Onward, Christian soldiers Old Southern Sacred Singers Male vocal quartet, with organ lyricist  
Edison 2606 10-in. 12/3/1913 Now the day is over Mixed vocal quartet (unidentified; Edison Records) Mixed vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison 5284 10-in. 1/12/1917 Onward, Christian soldiers! Calvary Choir ; Choir Boys of St. Andrew's Church, N.Y. Mixed vocal chorus and boys' chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 10418e 10-in. 7/2/1909 Onward Christian soldiers Westminster Cathedral Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with band lyricist  
(Results 26-35 of 35 records)


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