1810-1876
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August 14, 1810, London, England.

April 19, 1876, Gloucester, England.

St. Bartholomew’s Cemetery, Exeter, England.

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Plaque in Exeter Cathedral

Wesley, a noted organist and theater conductor, was a grandson of hymnist Charles Wesley. His musical career began as a choir boy in the Chapel Royal and St. Paul’s. In 1826, he began serving as an organist, and started composing religious music. He played the organ in Hereford (where he eloped with the Dean’s daughter), Exeter, Leeds parish church, Winchester, and Gloucester. In addition, he taught at the Royal Academy, beginning in 1850. He wrote about 38 anthems, and worked on many hymns. His works include:

  1. Abbey Dore
  2. Alcester
  3. Alleluia
  4. Almsgiving
  5. Apostles
  6. Arran
  7. Ashburton
  8. Ath
  9. Aurelia
  10. Basel
  11. Berkshire
  12. Bickleigh
  13. Bovey
  14. Brecknock
  15. Bridgewater
  16. Brighton
  17. Brixen
  18. Bude
  19. Budin
  20. Cambridge
  21. Castleford
  22. Chilton
  23. Colchester
  24. Communion
  25. Cornwall
  26. Day-Star
  27. Devonshire
  28. Ellingham
  29. Engedi
  30. Epiphany
  31. Eternity
  32. Ewyas Harold
  33. Faith
  34. Fowey
  35. Glasbury
  36. Grosmont
  37. Grosvenor
  38. Gweedore
  39. Harbridge
  40. Harewood
  41. Hawarden
  42. Heimweh
  43. Hereford
  44. Hornsey
  45. Houghton-le-Spring
  46. Leyden
  47. Memoria
  48. Middleham
  49. Morning
  50. Pilgrimage
  51. Radford
  52. Reliance
  53. Ross
  54. Shillingstone
  55. Snohomish
  56. Somerley
  57. St. Michael New
  58. Stafford
  59. Trinity
  60. Ulm
  61. Wetherby
  62. Wigan
  63. Willingham
  64. Winscott