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A Controversial Figure

Choral works by
Samuel Sebastian Wesley -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'Soloists and choral singing are of the utmost quality ...'

Ascribe unto the Lord - Sacred Choral Works by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. © 2013 Chandos Records Ltd

The astonishingly diverse choral output of Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) is given full vein in this well-filled disc from Chandos with the fine St John's College Choir under the able direction of Andrew Nethsingha. The notes tell us that Wesley was perhaps the most controversial figure in nineteenth century church music, a far cry from Trollope's Warden perhaps.

The anthems are perhaps his better known works especially the opening Blessed be the God and Father, using a four-part choir and organ...

Copyright © 5 May 2013 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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SACRED CHORAL WORKS BY SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY

SAMUEL WESLEY

ANDREW NETHSINGHA

ENGLAND

CHORAL MUSIC

CAMBRIDGE

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