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Wesley, Samuel Sebastian: Anthems III


Edited by Peter Horton
First published in 2010
Pages: 272
Format: Hardback
Dimensions (mm): 330 x 254 x 30
Weight: 1.851kg

The third and final volume devoted to the anthems of S. S. Wesley completes the canon with 23 original works written in the period between his departure from Exeter Cathedral to become organist of Leeds parish church in 1842 and 1874, the likely date of his final essays in the genre. Moving towards a greater simplicity of style, with less counterpoint and dissonance, but emphasising elements of colour, timbre and texture, these works are in general conceived on a more modest scale than earlier pieces such as The Wilderness. Even so, they show the composer continuing to experiment with the Anglican verse anthem, the evolution of which had been the cornerstone of a creative achievement without equal in the history of the English cathedral tradition between Purcell and Stanford.

Individual titles from this volume are available as licensed PDF files…

Other works by S S Wesley…(PDF)



Title Instrumentation
All go to one place TrATTB and Organ
At thy right hand TrATB and Organ
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel TrATB and Organ
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord TrATTB and Organ
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin ATTB and Organ
By the word of the Lord TrB solos TrATTB and Organ
Cast me not away TrTrATTB and Organ
Give the King thy judgements TrTrAATTBB solos, TrTrAATTBB and Organ
Hear thou in heaven TrATTB and Organ
I am thine, O save me TrATTB and Organ
I will arise (D major) TrATB and Organ
I will arise (F major) TrATB and Organ
I will wash my hands in innocency TrATB and Organ
Let us now praise famous men ‘A’ Tr solo TrATB and Organ
Let us now praise famous men ‘B’ T solo TrATB and Organ
Lord of all power and might TrATB and Organ
O how amiable are thy dwellings TrATB and Organ
O Lord my God TrATB and Organ
Praise the Lord, O my soul TrTrATB solos TrTrATB and Organ
The face of the Lord TrTrAATTBB and Organ
The Lord is my shepherd TrB solos TrATB and Organ
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace TrATTB and Organ
Turn thee again TrATB and Organ
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way Tr or T solo TrATB and Organ
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