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WESLEY, Samuel Sebastian (1810-76). An English composer, born in London. In 1832 he was organist at Hereford Cathedral, three years later went to Exeter Cathedral, and in 1842 to Leeds Parish Cathedral. In 1849 he was organist at Winchester Cathedral, and in 1865 became organist at the Cathedral at Gloucester. His works include anthems, glees, songs and part-songs, exercises and pieces for the organ, and four church services. He also wrote, in 1849, A Few Words on Cathedral Music and the Musical System of the Church, with a Plan of Reform.