Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Published in 6 hymnals

Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley

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 Sy… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HOUGHTON (Wesley)
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Incipit: 33432 17136 54217
Key: E♭ Major



Organ Solo

  • A Treasury of Hymn Settings
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (2003) pp. 10


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Christian Science Hymnal (Rev. and enl.) #294

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Church Hymns #158

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The Church Hymnary #287

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #5

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The Oxford Hymn Book #2

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Worship Song #225

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