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WELLESLEY (Elvey)

WELLESLEY (Elvey)

Composer: George J. Elvey
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: George J. Elvey

George Job Elvey (b. Canterbury, England, 1816; d. Windlesham, Surrey, England, 1893) As a young boy, Elvey was a chorister in Canterbury Cathedral. Living and studying with his brother Stephen, he was educated at Oxford and at the Royal Academy of Music. At age nineteen Elvey became organist and master of the boys' choir at St. George Chapel, Windsor, where he remained until his retirement in 1882. He was frequently called upon to provide music for royal ceremonies such as Princess Louise's wedding in 1871 (after which he was knighted). Elvey also composed hymn tunes, anthems, oratorios, and service music. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WELLESLEY (Elvey)
Composer: George J. Elvey
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Incipit: 12343 31665 52311
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Church Hymnal #615b

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The Church Hymnary #486

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