Born: May 25, 1819, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 17, 1879.


Cooper re­ceived his mu­sic­al ed­u­ca­tion from Will­iam Hen­ry Holmes of the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic, and from Ig­naz Mos­cheles, then re­si­dent in Eng­land.

In 1837, he was ap­point­ed or­gan­ist of St. Mi­chael’s, Queen­hithe, Lon­don. In 1844, he ac­cept­ed the post of or­gan­ist of St. Paul’s Church, Is­ling­ton, where he served un­til 1866. In 1876, he be­came or­gan­ist of Christ’s Hos­pi­tal, Lon­don.

Cooper wrote nu­mer­ous pa­pers on hym­no­dy and church mu­sic which ap­peared in Even­ing Hours, a per­i­o­di­cal then ed­it­ed by Ed­ward Bick­er­steth.

He also ed­it­ed the Chant Book Sup­ple­ment to the Hym­nal Com­pan­ion, 1871, and a re­vised and en­larged ed­i­tion of the 1877 Hym­nal Com­pan­ion.



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