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Does someone know Samuel Wesley's organ concertos ? Is the music available ? Does it exist a recording ?

Thanks.

 

 

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I once heard this performed at the RCM Manchester, using the college organ with orchestra.

 

I can't recall who played it, but it was rather jolly.

 

I may have a copy of the music coming to think of it, and it "may" have been an OUP edition I obtained.

 

I'll have a dig around and see what I can come up with.

 

MM

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Philip Olleson's book on Samuel Wesley lists five organ concertos, but only two exist in a complete state - one in D major and the other in C major. The manuscripts of all five are in the British Library in London. I am afraid I have never heard them and I do not know whether there is a published edition.

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There are some Wesley movements in that English Organ Music series, the Concerto volume, though I think they are by John or Charles, not S or SS.

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I once heard this performed at the RCM Manchester, using the college organ with orchestra.

 

MM

 

 

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I'm sorry, but I got it wrong. I checked my music, and it is the Stanley Concerto which I have, and which I think was bought after hearing it at Manchester some 44 years ago!

 

MM

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An edition of the D major concerto of Samuel Wesley has been prepared for publication in a forthcoming volume of Musica Britannica (together with various other organ concertos of the period).

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