George Cooper (organist)

George Cooper (1820 – 1876) was an English organist and music educator.

Born in Lambeth, Cooper was the son of organist George Cooper Sr. He succeeded his father as assistant organist at St Paul's Cathedral in 1838; having already substituted for his father periodically since 1831. He remained in that position for the rest of his life, also serving concurrently as organist at a variety of other smaller churches. From 1867 until his death 9 years later he was the organist at the Chapel Royal, St. James's.[1] His students included Canadian organist Romain-Octave Pelletier I;[2] English organists Edmund Chipp, Langdon Colborne, and Henry Willis; and English conductor Henry Wood.


  • "Cooper, George" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.


  1. ^ The organ and its masters by Henry Charles Lahee, L. C. Page & company, 1903, pg 193
  2. ^ Gilles Potvin. "Romain-Octave Pelletier I". The Canadian Encyclopedia.