Benjamin Jacob

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Benjamin Jacob (1 April 1778 – 24 August 1829)[1] was an English organist, conductor, and composer. He was a pupil of Willoughby, William Shrubsole, and Samuel Arnold (1796).[1]

Jacob was born and died in London. He was an organist at various churches, finally at Surrey Chapel (1794–1825).[1] With Wesley and Crotch, he gave organ recitals to immense audiences from 1808-14.[1] He conducted a series of oratorios in 1800, and the Lenten Oratorios at Covent Garden in 1818.[1] His works include National Psalmody (London, 1819) and other collections, as well as glees, songs, and an arrangement of the Macbeth music.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Baker, Theodore; Remy, Alfred (1919). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. G. Schirmer. p. 431. OCLC 19940414.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.