Samuel Sebastian Wesley: A Life (Oxford Studies in British Church Music)
Peter HortonISBN: 0198161468;
Book DescriptionBorn into one of England's best-known families, Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-76) was not only the foremost organist and church musician of his generation, but a vigorous campaigner for higher standards in cathedral music. Peter Horton has drawn on a wide range of source material to produce a detailed account of Wesley's life and career as he moved from cathedral to cathedral in search of an unattainable ideal. The book is illustrated by a generous selection of musical examples and plates, and includes the most detailed list of works to appear in print.
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