1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster, England, UK
1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster, England, UK

Wesley“C”, Wesleys Do #0749

…with inspired hymns, concertos, anthems and organ solos, we reflect on the work of England’s remarkable Wesley dynasty…Charles, Samuel and Samuel Sebastian.

Part 1

CHARLES WESLEY, Sr. [1707-1788]/TRADITIONAL (arranged by Terry): Hymn, Love’s redeeming work is done –Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir, Benjamin Nicholas, conductor; Carleton Etherington (1948 Walker/Tewkesbury Abbey, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7223

CHARLES WESLEY, Sr. & G.F. HANDEL: Hymn, Rejoice, the Lord is KingMarlborough College Choir, Robin Nelson, conductor; Ian Crabbe (Marlborough College Chapel, England, UK) Priory PRCD702

CHARLES WESLEY, Jr. [1757-1834]: Organ Concerto Number 4 in G, movements 1 & 3 –Langham Sinfonia, Noël Tredinnick, conductor; Gerard Brooks (1792 G.P. England/St. James’ Church, Clerkenwell, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD439

SAMUEL WESLEY [1766-1837]: Voluntary in E-flat, Opus 6, number 10 –Hilary Norris (1818 Elliot/Ashridge Chapel, Berkhamsted, England, UK) Priory PRCD741

Part 2

CHARLES WESLEY, Sr. & THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE [1710-1778]: Hymn, Lo, he comes in clouds descendingChoir of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, J. Melvin Butler, conductor; Roger Sherman (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Loft LRCD-001

CHARLES WESLEY, Jr.: Voluntary –Lois Regestein (1843 Appleton/Reformed Church, Leeds, NY) Raven OAR-600

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Introduction & Fugue in c# –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7201

CHARLES WESLEY, Jr.: Variations on God Save the King –Marian Ruhl Metson (1838 Morss/South Meetinghouse, Seabrook, NH) Raven OAR-190

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Fantasia (Andante cantabile) in G –Margaret Phillips (1793 Davis/Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, England, UK) York Ambisonic CD-111

JOHN STAINER [1840-1901]: Hymn, Love divine, all loves excelling, text by Charles Wesley –Choir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Barry Rose, conductor; John Scott (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7106

Part 3

SAMUEL WESLEY [1766-1837]: Fuga: Alla Capella, from Organ Duet –Stephen Farr, Michael Bailey (1991 Walker/Parish Church, Bromley, England, UK) Meridian CD-84297

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Anthem, Blessed be the God and FatherSaint Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London, John Scott, conductor; Andrew Lucas (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66374

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Anthem, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peaceChoir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott, conductor; Andrew Lucas (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66758

CHARLES WESLEY, Sr. [1707-1788]/FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Carol, Hark!, the herald angels singChoir of Washington National Cathedral, Douglas Major, conductor; Nicholas White (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic G49095

Filler –SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY/TRADITIONAL: Hymn, Love’s redeeming work is done (see above)

 

If you’d like to sing along with some Wesley hymns, set to some different, and perhaps more familiar, tunes…

Love Divine All_Loves_Excelling

Love’s Redeeming Work

Rejoice, the Lord

Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending