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Samuel Sebastian Wesley
     

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

by Donald Hunt
 

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Wesley (1810-1876) was one of the great composers of English cathedral music, ranking with Purcell. Author of many memorable anthems, his greatest achievement was to rewrite the settings of the Canticles and renew devotion to what had become a mundane part of the Anglican service. Illegitimate son of Samuel Wesley, grandson of Charles and great-nephew of John Wesley,

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Wesley (1810-1876) was one of the great composers of English cathedral music, ranking with Purcell. Author of many memorable anthems, his greatest achievement was to rewrite the settings of the Canticles and renew devotion to what had become a mundane part of the Anglican service. Illegitimate son of Samuel Wesley, grandson of Charles and great-nephew of John Wesley, Samuel was a musical prodigy. Discusses fully his life, music, and writings, offering an assessment of his position in the history of the Anglican Church and its music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854110374
Publisher:
Seren Books
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
Border Lines Series
Pages:
144

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