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Cooke, Benjamin

organ, composer


born: 1734 London, England Source: 1  

born: - Covent Garden, London, England Source: 2  
born: ? 1732 Source: 3  
born: ? 1734 Source: 3  
born: ? 1739 Source: 3  

died: 14 Sep 1793 London, England Source: 1  
died: ------------ Westminster, London, England Source: 2  
died: - Dorset Court, Cannon Row, Westminster, London Source: 4  

active in church: 1762-1793 London, England Source: 1  

The Music Sack has 45 items with information about Benjamin Cooke:


 1991

Shaw, Harold Watkins
The succession of organists of the Chapel Royal and the cathedrals of England and Wales from c1538
Also of the organists of the collegiate churches of Westminster and Windsor, certain academic choral foundations, and the cathedrals of Armagh and Dublin
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991

Number of People : 902


 1985

Matthews, Betty
The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain : list of members 1738-1984
London: Royal Society of Musicians, 1985

Number of People : 2,163

More Details : (2 Sections)


 1983

Annotated index of organists and unsuccessful candidates with biographical notes drawn form original sources

Part three In:
Dawe, Donovan
Organists of the City of London
A record of one thousand organists with an annotated index
By Donovan Daw
London: Donovan Dawe, 1983

Number of People : 950


 1980 Source: 1

Sadie, Stanley
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
London: Macmillan, 1980

Number of People : 20,506


 1979

Robijns, Jozef
Zijlstra, Miep
Algemene muziek enciclopedie
hoofdred., J. Robijns en Miep Zijlstra
Haarlem: De Haan, [1979]-1984

Number of People : 16,262


 1979

Kassler, Jamie Croy
The science of music in Britain, 1714-1830
A catalogue of writings, lectures and inventions. In two volumes
New York: Garland, 1979

Number of People : 527


 1977 Source: 2

Hayden, Andrew
British hymn writers and composers
A check-list
Croydon, England: Hymn Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 1977

Number of People : 2,118


 1975

Sundstrom, Einar
Morin, Gosta
Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sohlman's musiklexikon
2. rev. och utvidgade uppl.
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl-Alan Moberg och Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, 1975-1979, 5 v.

Number of People : 10,962


 1970

Honneger, Marc
Dictionnaire de la musique
Publie sous la direction de Marc Honneger
Paris: Bordas, 1970-76

Number of People : 6,183


 1965

Zenei lexikon
Budapest: Zenemukiado Vallalat, 1965

Number of People : 4,351


 1964

Smith, W.J.
Five centuries of Cambridge musicians 1464-1964
By W.J. Smith
Cambridge: W. Heffer, 1964, 75 p.

Number of People : 178


 1962

Notes on the composers

p. 662 In:
Frost, Maurice
Historical companion to hymns ancient & modern
Edited by Maurice Frost, Litt.D.
London: William Clowes, 1962, 716 p.

Number of People : 336


 1959

Eitner, Robert
Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten
Christlicher Zeitrechnung bis Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts
Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlaganstalt, 1959

Number of People : 26,838


 1951

Moberg, Carl-Allan
Sundstrom, Einar
Sohlman's musiklexikon : nordiskt och allmant upplagsverk for tonkonst, musikliv och dans
Redaktion: Gosta Morin, Carl Allan Moberg [och] Einar Sundstrom
Stockholm: Sohlman Forlag, [1951-]

Number of People : 8,662


 1940

Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Fourth edition revised and enlarged
New York: G. Schirmer, 1940

Number of People : 6,835


 1937

Schmidl, Carlo
Dizionario universale dei musicisti
Milan: Sonzogno, 1937, 2V p.

Number of People : 11,317


 1936

Frank, Paul
Altmann, Wilhelm
Kurzgefasstes Tonkunstler Lexikon : fur Musiker und Freunde der Musik
Begrundet von Paul Frank
Neu bearbeitet und erganzt von Wilhelm Altmann
Regensburg: Gustave Bosse, 1936, 730 p.

Number of People : 17,230


 1927

Norlind, Tobias
Allmant musiklexikon
Stockholm: Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1927-28, 2V p.

Number of People : 4,739


 1924

Bekker, Leander Jan de
Black's dictionary of music & musicians ... from earliest times to 1924 ...
London: 1924

Number of People : 1,435


 1921

West, John Ebenezer
Cathedral organists past and present.
A record of the succession of organists of the cathdrals, chapels royal, and principal collegiate churches of the United Kingdom, from about the period of the Reformation until the present day.
With biographical notes, extracts from the chapter books, anecdotes, &c.
London: Novello, 1921, 141 p.

Number of People : 634


 1919

Remy, Alfred
Baker, Theodore
Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
Third edition
Revised and enlarged by Alfred Remy, M.A.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1919, 1094 p.

Number of People : 7,067


 1911

Baltzell, Winton J.
Baltzell's dictionary of musicians ...
Boston, MA: 1911

Number of People : 748


 1900

Baker, Theodore
Biographical dictionary of musicians
Compiled and edited by Theodore Baker, Ph.D.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1900, 653 p.

Number of People : 5,682

More Details : (1 Section)


 1897

Stratton, Stephen Samuel
Brown, James D.
British musical biography.
A dictionary of musical artists, authors and composers born in Britain and its colonies.
By James D. Brown and Stephen S. Stratton
Birmingham: S.S. Stratton, 1897, 462 p.

Number of People : 4,164


 1896

Baptie, David
Sketches of the English glee composers, historical, biographical and critical
(from about 1735-1866)
London: William Reeves, 1896, 235 p.

Number of People : 243


 1891 Source: 4

Bumpus, John S.
The organists & composers of St. Paul's cathedral
By John S. Bumpus
London: Bowden, Hudson, 1891, 272 p.

Number of People : 159


 1888

Champlin, J.D.
Cyclopedia of music and musicians ...
New York: 1888-90, 3 vols.

Number of People : 596


 1887

Baptie, David
A handbook of musical biography ...
2nd ed.
London: 1887

Number of People : 1,274


 1886 Source: 3

Brown, James Duff
Biographical dictionary of musicians.
With a bibliography of English writings on music
Paisley, Scotland: A. Gardner, 1886, 637 p.

Number of People : 4,300


 1883

Baptie, David
A handbook of musical biography
London: W. Morley, 1883, 256 p.

Number of People : 3,177


 1882

Barrett, William Alex
English church composers
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1882

Number of People : 56


 1879

Grove, George / Sir
Dictionary of music and musicians ...
London: 1879-99, 4 vols. Note
       Note: Of various editions

Number of People : 999


 1870

Cates, W.L.R.
Mounder, S.
The biographical treasury.
A dictionary of universal biography ...
New ed.
Revised ... by W. L. R. Cates...
London: 1870

Number of People : 62


 1867

Cassell's biographical dictionary ...
London: [1867-69]

Number of People : 134


 1859

Allibone, S.A.
A critical dictionary of English literature & British & American authors ... from the earliest accounts to the middle of the 19th century ...
London: 1859-71, 3 vols.

Number of People : 405


 1857

Waller, J.F.
The imperial dictionary of universal biography ...
London: 1857-63, 16 vols.

Number of People : 180


 1856

Knight, C.
Biography ...
London: 1856-72, 7 vols.
      (Series: The English Cyclopaedia; Division III)

Number of People : 87


 1853

Rose, H.J.
A new general biographical dictionary ...
London: 1853, 12 vols.

Number of People : 133


 1841

Gorton, J.
A general biographical dictionary ...
New ed.
London: 1841, 3 vols.

Number of People : 124


 1836

A'Beckett, W. / Sir
A universal biography : ... scriptural, classical & mythological memoirs ... with accounts of ... living characters ...
London: 1836, 3 vols.

Number of People : 89


 1836

Cunningham, G.G.
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, from Alfred the Great to the latest times ...
Glasgow: 1836-38, 8 vols.

Number of People : 23


 1834

Bingley, William
Musical biography : or, memoirs of the lives and writings of the most eminent musical composers and writers, who have flourished in the different countries of Europe during the last three centuries
London: R. Bentley, 1834, 395 p.

Number of People : 463


 1834

Bingley, William
Musical biography : or Memoirs of ... musical composers & writers ... of Europe during the last three centuries ...
2nd ed.
London: 1834, 2 vols.

Number of People : 198


 1827

A dictionary of musicians ...
2nd ed.
London: 1827, 2 vols.

Number of People : 810


 1812

Chalmers, A.
The general biographical dictionary ...
New ed.
London: 1812-17, 32 vols.

Number of People : 65


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