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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[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

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

Audio 0749 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0749 Part 1 30:51
Audio 0749 Part 2 27:41
Audio 0749 Part 3 29:28


Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 03, 2007

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

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