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 following links let you hear the Wesley chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
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
June 1, 2003

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