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The dying soldier

First line:
O Brother Green O come to me
tune based on 'Barbara Allen'
author of text

The dying soldier (also known as Brother Green) is the lament of a less fortunate fighting man, shot and expiring during the American Civil War. Lying on the cold ground, he asks his friend to stay by his side and relay his final thoughts to his wife and children, secure in the knowledge that he will, in time, be reunited with them in heaven. The tune, arranged by Nigel Short, is a version of another famous song of death—the old Scots ballad, Barbara Allen.

from notes by M Ross © 2006


Allegri: Miserere
Studio Master: SIGCD085Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 11 on SIGCD085 [4'34] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD085 track 11

Recording date
17 May 2004
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Limo Hearn
Hyperion usage
  1. Allegri: Miserere (SIGCD085)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 2006
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