The overtures of Samuel Wesley

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Born into one of the most distinguished families in eighteenth-century England, Samuel Wesley (176-1837) distinguished himself as a child prodigy, an ardent devotee of the music of J. S. Bach, and as a composer, performer and music lecturer. His four extant overtures, written from the year 1778 to 1824, offer an insight into his development as a composer. This edition, drawn from the Wesley manuscripts housed in the British Library, is preceded by a commentary dealing with Wesley's life, the history of the overture as an independent for, and with Wesley's place in the history of English instrumental music.

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Walker, Jeremy May 1978.

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Born into one of the most distinguished families in eighteenth-century England, Samuel Wesley (176-1837) distinguished himself as a child prodigy, an ardent devotee of the music of J. S. Bach, and as a composer, performer and music lecturer. His four extant overtures, written from the year 1778 to 1824, offer an insight into his development as a composer. This edition, drawn from the Wesley manuscripts housed in the British Library, is preceded by a commentary dealing with Wesley's life, the history of the overture as an independent for, and with Wesley's place in the history of English instrumental music.

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Walker, Jeremy. The overtures of Samuel Wesley, thesis or dissertation, May 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935807/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .