Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)

Son of hymnist Charles Wesley, Samuel is known mainly as a composer and organist. His wrote his first oratorio, Ruth, at age 8. A highly regarded musician in his time, he nevertheless enjoyed little financial success. He was a great admirer of Bach, and was one of the leaders in the Bach revival movement in England.

Although Common Praise contains none of his works, the red hymnal features the tune Llanberis. Also, three of Wesley's chants appear in the Canadian Psalter, and two in the Anglican Chant Psalter.


Music Time standard notation

The links below let you hear the Wesley chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
The buttons will play the chant in the browser, if the correct plugin is installed.
It will play twice, and clicking on the link again will cause it to repeat.

You might need to click Refresh on your browser, or press F5 before playing, as the chant files change regularly.

Full four-part chant

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Hear the part Soprano only
Alto only
Tenor only
Bass only
Karaoke No Soprano
No Alto
No Tenor
No Bass

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J. Malton
February 8, 2008

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