LYSTRA (Wesley)

LYSTRA (Wesley)

Composer: Charles Wesley
Published in 2 hymnals

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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: LYSTRA (Wesley)
Composer: Charles Wesley
Incipit: 53432 51271 23
Key: E♭ Major


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Small Church Music #1865

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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