Wesley, Charles



English organist, teacher and composer; nephew of the great Reverend John Wesley. He was born at Bristol, son of the Reverend Charles Wesley, gave evidence of unusual musical ability at an extraordinarily early age, studied under Kelway and other teachers, excelled as player of organ and harpsichord. He held the post of organist at Surrey, South Street and Welbeck Chapels, served also as organist at Chelsea Hospital and St. Marylebone Church; was author of a set of songs, anthems, a set of six concertos for organ and harpsichord, and other compositions.