James Hook

James Hook Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
  • Died
  • Birthplace
    Norwich, Norfolk county, England

James Hook was an English composer and organist. Contents He was born in Norwich, the son of James Hook, a razor-grinder and cutler. He displayed a remarkable musical talent at an early age, playing the harpsichord by the age of four and performing concertos in public at age six. He began performing regularly by the time he was 10 years old, including benefit concerts. He held many jobs to earn money, including teaching, composing, transcribing music and tuning keyboard instruments.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Bagatelle 'Le Ruisseau' Bagatelle Piano
The Lass of Richmond Hill Chorale Choir
The Double Disguise, Op.32 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Soldier's Return Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Masquerade Sonata No.2, Op.110 Sonata Chamber group
Selected Songs Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
The Aviary, a Collection of 6 Sonnets Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano