|Short Name:||Samuel Sebastian Wesley|
|Full Name:||Wesley, Samuel Sebastian, 1810-1876|
Samuel Sebastian Wesley (b. London, England, 1810; d. Gloucester, England, 1876) was an English organist and composer. The grandson of Charles Wesley, he was born in London, and sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal as a boy. He learned composition and organ from his father, Samuel, completed a doctorate in music at Oxford, and composed for piano, organ, and choir. He was organist at Hereford Cathedral (1832-1835), Exeter Cathedral (1835-1842), Leeds Parish Church (1842-1849), Winchester Cathedral (1849-1865), and Gloucester Cathedral (1865-1876). Wesley strove to improve the standards of church music and the status of church musicians; his observations and plans for reform were published as A Few Words on Cathedral Music and the Music System of the Church (1849). He was the musical editor of Charles Kemble's A Selection of Psalms and Hymns (1864) and of the Wellburn Appendix of Original Hymns and Tunes (1875) but is best known as the compiler of The European Psalmist (1872), in which some 130 of the 733 hymn tunes were written by him.
|Texts by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (4)||As||Instances|
|Behold the Savior of mankind||S. Wesley (Author)||1|
|Lead me, Lord, lead me in Thy righteousness||Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876 (Author (st. 1))||4|
|O day of rest and gladness||S. S. Wesley (Author)||1|
|Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him||Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Author)||1|