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Benjamin Rogers

(c. 1613—1698) organist and composer


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(b Windsor, May 1614; d Oxford, June 1698). English organist and composer. He was a choirboy, then lay clerk, at St George's Chapel, Windsor, and from 1639 to 1641 was organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. At the Restoration he became successively organist of Eton College, St George's Chapel, Windsor (1662–4), and Magdalen College, Oxford, where in 1669 he was made D.Mus. Rogers's Hymnus eucharisticus is traditionally sung from the top of Magdalen Tower at dawn on May Day. He composed church music, instrumental pieces, and glees.

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