James H. Rogers

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)

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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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Recordings

Echoes of Nightingales

(Leonard Bernstein, John Alden Carpenter, Celius Dougherty and James H. Rogers)

2009

Kirsten Flagstad, Vol. 4

(Samuel Barber, James H. Rogers, John Alden Carpenter, Richard Hageman and Stephen Foster)

1936

Songs

Sheet Music

In Memoriam

Composer(s): James H. Rogers

Voice Type: Medium

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In Memoriam (Walt Whitman)

Composer(s): James H. Rogers

Voice Type: Medium

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"The Time For Making Songs Has Come" (High Voice)

Composer(s): James H. Rogers

Voice Type: High

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"The Time For Making Songs Has Come" (Low Voice)

Composer(s): James H. Rogers

Voice Type: Medium

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