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Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Photograph of Samuel Sebastian WesleyBorn: August 14, 1810, London, England.

Died: April 19, 1876, Gloucester, England.

Buried: Exeter, England.

Wesley, a noted organist and theater conductor, was a grandson of the great hymnist Charles Wesley. His musical career began as a choir boy in the Chapel Royal and St. Paulís. In 1826, he began serving as an organist, and started composing religious music. He played the organ at Hereford (where he eloped with the Deanís daughter), Exeter, Leeds parish church, Winchester, and Gloucester. In addition, he taught at the Royal Academy, beginning in 1850. He wrote about 38 anthems, and worked on many hymns.



Source: The Cyberhymnal



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