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. Bude
  18. Budin
  19. Cambridge
  20. Castleford
  21. Chilton
  22. Colchester
  23. Communion
  24. Cornwall
  25. Day-Star
  26. Devonshire
  27. Ellingham
  28. Engedi
  29. Epiphany
  30. Eternity
  31. Ewyas Harold
  32. Faith
  33. Fowey
  34. Glasbury
  35. Grosmont
  36. Grosvenor
  37. Gweedore
  38. Harbridge
  39. Harewood
  40. Hawarden
  41. Heimweh
  42. Hereford
  43. Hornsey
  44. Houghton-le-Spring
  45. Leyden
  46. Memoria
  47. Middleham
  48. Morning
  49. Pilgrimage
  50. Reliance
  51. Ross
  52. Snohomish
  53. Somerley
  54. St. Michael New
  55. Stafford
  56. Trinity
  57. Ulm
  58. Wetherby
  59. Wigan
  60. Willingham
  61. Winscott