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.

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