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Hymns, HWV 284-286: MU.499

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Current Location: In storage


Hymns, HWV 284-286
Three hymns / the words by the late Revd. Charles Wesley, A.M. of Christ Church College, Oxon ; set to music by George Frederick Handel ; faithfully transcribed from his autography in the library of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Samuel Wesley and now very respectfully presented to the Wesleyian Society at large.


Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Wesley, Samuel
Author: Wesley, Charles,
Conservator: James, Angela



At head of title: The Fitzwilliam music, never published.
For voice and pianoforte.
Title page signed by "S. Wesley."
Price 1/6.
MU.499 received in brown paper cover with the name "Alderman Petts" on the front cover (preserved). Conserved and bound in quarter Morocco with marbled paper sides and vellum tips by Angela James in July 1981.
Hymn 1. The invitation (Sinners obey the Gospel word) -- Hymn 2. Desiring to love (O love divine how sweet thou art) -- Hymn 3. On the resurrection (Rejoice! The Lord is King)

Measurements and weight

1 score ([3] p.) ; 36 cm.

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Acquisition and important dates



Production date: ca. AD 1825 : [London] :To be had of Mr. S. Wesley, No. 16 Euston Street, Euston Square, & at the Royal Harmonic institution,[ca. 1825]

Identification numbers

Accession number: MU.499
Primary reference Number: 278752
ALMA control 001: 9942582153403606
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Created: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Updated: Monday 18 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 4 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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