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BERKSHIRE (Wesley)

BERKSHIRE (Wesley)

Composer: Charles Wesley
Published in 5 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Composer: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, Jr. (b. Bristol, 12/11/1757; d. London, 5/23/1834), son of the great hymn-writer, Charles Wesley (1707-1788). The family was very musical, and young Charles and his brother Samuel gave private concerts at their home. Charles was a child prodigy who played the harpsichord at the age of three, although his father did not allow him to become a chorister at the Chapel Royal and discouraged him from becoming a professional musician. Charles did study organ, however, and became an accomplished organist, first at the Lock Hospital (1797-1802) and later at the Marylebone Parish Church (1817-1834). He composed some hymn tunes, anthems, voluntaries, concertos, and string quartets, and edited a new edition of his uncle John Wesley's Sa… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BERKSHIRE (Wesley)
Composer: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 51364 32125 132
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • More Last Verses: Another Two Hundred Varied Hymn Tune Harmonies
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 25

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
Audio

Small Church Music #6242

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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