Dr. Edward John Hopkins FRCO (30 June 1818 - 4 February 1901) was an organist and composer based in England.
He was born on 30 June 1818 in Westminster. He was the eldest son of George Hopkins, a clarinet player. In 1826 he became a chorister of the Chapel Royal under William Hawes and sang at the coronation of King William IV in Westminster Abbey in 1830. He left the Chapel Royal in 1834. In 1855 he collaborated with Edward Rimbault in the publication of The Organ: Its History and Construction. In 1864 he was one of the founders of the College of Organists, later the Royal College of Organists. In 1882 he received an honorary Doctorate in Music from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Organist in Mitcham Parish Church, Surrey 1834 - 1838,
Organist of St. Peter's Church, Islington 1838 - 1841,
Organist of St. Luke's Church, Berwick Street, London 1841 - 1843,
Organist of Temple Church 1843 - 1898,
He composed over 30 hymn tunes, and some psalm chants, which are widely used in the Church of England to this day.
Preceded by, George Warne
Organist of Temple Church,
Succeeded by, Henry Walford Davies
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