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Born into one of England's best-known families, Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-76) was not only the foremost organist and church musician of his generation, but a vigorous campaigner for higher standards in cathedral music. Peter Horton has drawn on a wide range of source material to produce a detailed account of Wesley's life and career as he moved from cathedral to cathedral in search of an unattainable ideal. The book is illustrated by a generous selection of musical examples and plates, and includes the most detailed list of works to appear in print.

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Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-76) was the foremost organist and church music composer of his generation. Peter Horton paints a picture of the life and career of this remarkable man whose output includes such favourites as "Blessed be the God and Father" and "The Wilderness".

About the Author

Born in Kent in 1953, Peter Horton read music at the University of Oxford. He is currently Reference Librarian at the Royal College of Music, where he organized the 3rd Conference on Music in nineteenth-century Britain and has tried to encourage the performance of little-known nineteenth and early twentieth-century British music. He has edited Wesley's anthems for Musica Britannica and has written widely on his music.

Table of Contents

List of Plates

Abbreviations

1. London

2. Wesley the Composer

3. Hereford

4. Exeter

5. Leeds

6. Winchester

7. Gloucester

8. Postscript

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Work-list

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198161462
Author:
Horton, Peter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Peter
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music | Music History, Western | Nineteenth Century
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
England
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Instrumentalists
Subject:
Religious - Christian
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Composers -- England.
Subject:
Wesley, Samuel Sebastian
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Oxford Studies in British Church Music
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
82 figures
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 1.756 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-76) was the foremost organist and church music composer of his generation. Peter Horton paints a picture of the life and career of this remarkable man whose output includes such favourites as "Blessed be the God and Father" and "The Wilderness".
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