Edward John Hopkins: an organist and choirmaster re-examined (II)

This article is a continuation of the Peter Horton's article on Hopkins in RCO Journal 2009, on the composer, organist and organ historian Edward John Hopkins (1818–1901), who was a third-generation musician.  His close relations included three cathedral organists—his brother John (Rochester Cathedral) and cousins Edward (Armagh) and John Larkin (Rochester Cathedral and Trinity College, Cambridge)—and one of the country’s leading singers (his nephew Edward Lloyd), while members of the Hann and Ould families—the children of his cousins Sophia and Eliza—were among London’s leading instrumentalists during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This second article originally appeared in the RCO Journal of 2010.



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