Edmund Hooper

(c. 1553—1621) organist and composer

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(b North Halberton, Devon, c.1553; d London, 14 July 1621). English church musician and composer. He may have been a choirboy at Exeter Cathedral. By 1582 he was a singer in the choir of Westminster Abbey; six years later he was appointed Master of the Choristers there. In 1604 he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and in 1615 was promoted to the position of joint organist, working alongside Orlando Gibbons. In addition to anthems and canticles, he wrote sacred songs for domestic use and some keyboard dance movements.

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