Wesley, Samuel Sebastian


Wesley, Samuel Sebastian

▪ English composer
born Aug. 14, 1810, London
died April 19, 1876, Gloucester, Eng.

      composer and organist, one of the most distinguished English church musicians of his time. The natural son of Samuel Wesley (Wesley, Samuel), he was a chorister of the Chapel Royal and held posts in London and at Exeter cathedral, Leeds Parish Church, Winchester cathedral, and Gloucester cathedral. He was prominent as a conductor of the Three Choirs Festival and was professor of organ at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

      Wesley was a masterful organist and extemporizer, who worked continually to improve the standard of church music. Of his anthems, with their characteristic recitative-like passages and arias, the best known are Blessed be the God and Father, The Wilderness, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, and Wash me throughly. His Service in E Major (1845) contains a preface on the state of contemporary church music.

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