1766–1837

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 24, 1766, Bris­tol, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 11, 1837, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: East Finch­ley Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

Samuel was the son of hymn­ist Charles Wes­ley.

He is known main­ly as a com­pos­er and or­gan­ist. He was a high­ly re­gard­ed mu­si­cian in his time, but en­joyed lit­tle fi­nan­cial suc­cess.

He was a great ad­mir­er of Bach, and was one of the lead­ers in the Bach re­viv­al move­ment in Eng­land.

Works

Wesley wrote his first or­a­tor­io, Ruth, at age 8. His other works include:

Sources

Music