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Samuel Sebastian Wesley : a life

Author: Peter Horton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford studies in British church music.
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"Born into one of England's best-known families, Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) was not only the foremost organist and church musician of his generation, but a vigorous campaigner for higher standards in cathedral music. He was also a troubled, difficult character, and accounts of his abrasive personality or anecdotes about his fishing exploits have tended to obscure his very real achievements as a composer."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Samuel Sebastian Wesley; Samuel Sebastian Wesley; Samuel Sebastian Wesley; Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Horton
ISBN: 0198161468 9780198161462
OCLC Number: 52696622
Description: xx, 385 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Plates ; Abbreviations ; 1. London ; 2. Wesley the Composer ; 3. Hereford ; 4. Exeter ; 5. Leeds ; 6. Winchester ; 7. Gloucester ; 8. Postscript ; Appendix 1 ; Appendix 2 ; Work-list ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in British church music.
Responsibility: Peter Horton.
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Irascible, truculent, but a brilliant musician. Any of these words could describe Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the foremost organist and church music composer of his generation. The author paints a  Read more...

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