Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

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Death 19 Apr 1876 (aged 65)
Burial Exeter, City of Exeter, Devon, England
Memorial ID 41187678 · View Source
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English organist and composer. He was 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 and later moved to Exeter Cathedral. His better known anthems include 'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace' and 'Wash me throughly'. He also wrote several rather late examples of verse anthems, which contrast unison and contrapuntal sections with smaller, more intimate passages for solo voice or voices. 'Blessed be the God and Father', 'The Wilderness and Ascribe unto the Lord' are of considerable length, as is his Service in E. The popular short anthem 'Lead me Lord' is an extract from 'Praise the Lord, O my soul'.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 26 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41187678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Sebastian Wesley (14 Aug 1810–19 Apr 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41187678, citing St Bartholomew Churchyard, Exeter, City of Exeter, Devon, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .