John Larkin Hopkins

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Born: 25 November 1819

Died: 25 April 1873


organist and composer, born in Westminster on 25 Nov. 1819 into a musical family (his cousins were Edward John Hopkins of Temple Church and John Hopkins of Rochester Cathedral), sang for several years in the abbey. At the age of twenty-two, he succeeded Ralph Banks as organist of Rochester Cathedral; the next year received the degree of Mus. Bac. at Cambridge, and in 1856 was elected organist to Trinity College. He proceeded to the degree of Mus. Doc. in 1857. He died at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, on 25 April 1873.

His compositions include ‘Five Glees and a Madrigal,’ London, 1842; cathedral services in C flat and E flat, London, 1857; a collection of anthems [1845?]; and several other services, anthems, songs, glees, and carols. He was the author of ‘A New Vocal Tutor,’ London, 1855, and published in 1847, with the Rev. S. Shepherd, a collection of words of anthems used in Rochester Cathedral.

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