Abraham Wood

A composer and tune book compiler, Abraham Wood wrote several songs about the Revolutionary War conflict.

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Born in Massachusetts, Abraham Wood served as a drummer in the Revolutionary War. One of his most well-known songs, “Warren,” was written for patriot Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill. “Warren” was included in his and Joseph Stone’s The Columbian Harmony of 1793.

Wood also wrote “A Hymn For Peace” (published in 1784 by William Billings) and “A Funeral Elegy on the Death of General George Washington. His book Divine Hymns of 1789 sets texts by hymnodist Joseph Hart.

–Christie Finn

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Recordings

Sweet Seraphic Fire

(William Billings, Oliver Holden and Abraham Wood)

2004

My Secret Heart

(Vittorio Giannini, Charles Gilbert Spross and Abraham Wood)

1999

Music of the American Revolution

(Abraham Wood)

1996

Early American Choral Music Vol. 2

(William Billings, Oliver Holden and Abraham Wood)

1994

Happy Journey: Early American Music II

(Abraham Wood)

1984

Songs

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