February 24, 1766, Bristol, England.

October 11, 1837, London, England.

East Finchley Cemetery, London, England.


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. His works include:

  1. Doncaster
  2. Gibeon
  3. Llanberis