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Samuel Sebastian Wesley

(14 August 1810 — 19 April 1876)


Samuel Sebastian Wesley was an English organist and composer.

He was born in London, the son of the composer Samuel Wesley and his partner Sarah Suter, and grandson of Charles Wesley. After singing in the choir of the Chapel Royal as a boy, he embarked on a career as a musician, becoming organist of Hereford Cathedral in 1832. He moved to Exeter Cathedral three years later, and subsequently held appointments at Leeds Parish Church, Winchester Cathedral and Gloucester Cathedral. Famous as an organist in his day, he composed many anthems.

His anthems include Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, Blessed be the God and Father, The Wilderness and Ascribe unto the Lord. They are rather late examples of verse anthems, which contrast unison and contrapuntal sections with smaller, more intimate passages for solo voice or voices; some are of considerable length and elaboration, as is his Service in E.




Samuel Sebastian Wesley


  1. Psalm 23
  2. Aurelia
  3. Psalm 005 (Refrain #2)
  4. Winscott
  5. Memoria
  6. Lead Me, Lord
  7. Bowden
  8. Cantate Domino
  9. Magnificent
  10. Epworth       Grandfather -Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
  11. Cornwall
  12. Psalm 126
  13. Wrestling Jacob
  14. Wetherby
  15. Psalm 85
  16. Air For The Holsworthy Church Bells
  17. Hereford



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