James H. Rogers

James H. Rogers

1857 - 1940

Composing more than 130 songs, James Hotchkiss Rogers was an organist, music critic, teacher, and music publisher as well as composer.

Photo: James Hotchkiss Rogers, from Biographies of Celebrated Organists of America (Albany: The Benjamin Publishing Co., 1908)


Born in Fair Haven, Connecticut, James Hotchkiss Rogers' family relocated to Chicago when he was 13 and Rogers eventually established his career as a musician in Cleveland, Ohio. For more than 50 years, he was the organist at the Euclid Avenue Temple. He taught at the Cleveland School of Music and was a critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

As a composer, he wrote more than 550 works, many for organ in addition to his songs. He published his own music, as well as the music of other composers.

--Christie Finn Source: William Osborne's article in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

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