Augustus Montague Toplady (4 November 1740 – 11 August 1778) was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. He is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns – "A Debtor to Mercy Alone", "Deathless Principle, Arise" and "Object of My First Desire" – are still occasionally sung today.
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Birth and Death Data: Born November 4, 1740 (Farnham), Died August 11, 1778 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
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Recordings (Results 26-28 of 28 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||3370||10-in.||Oct. 1914||Rock of ages||Mixed vocal quartet (unidentified; Edison Records)||Mixed vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Edison||3867||10-in.||6/11/1915||Rock of ages||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||4100||10-in.||9/8/1915||Rock of ages||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Toplady, Augustus," accessed May 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105622.
Toplady, Augustus. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105622.
"Toplady, Augustus." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 May 2023.
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LCNAR: Toplady, Augustus, 1740-1778 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87806808
Wikidata: Augustus Toplady - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q712167
MusicBrainz: Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/d2f42dfa-9881-467e-a294-6258e8cfb35a
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