Hopkins began his musical career by singing in the choir at the Chapel Royal. He later played the organ at Mitcham, Surrey; St. Peterís, Islington; and St. Lukeís, Berwick Street. In 1843, he became organist at Temple Church in London, a position he held for over half a century. In 1882, the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded him an honorary Doctor of Music. In 1855, with Edward Rimbault, The Organ: Its History and Construction was published. Hopkins also composed various chants and hymns, of which the tune Ellers is contained in Common Praise.
The following links should let you hear the Hopkins chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
It will play twice, and clicking on the link again will cause it to repeat.
You might need to click Refresh on your browser, or press F5 before playing, as the chant files change regularly.
Full four-part chant
|Hear the part||Soprano only||Alto only||Tenor only||Bass only|
|Karaoke||No Soprano||No Alto||No Tenor||No Bass|
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