Cooke served as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey beginning in 1802.
Twelve years later, on August 13, 1814, he drowned himself in the Thames.
I can't be certain from the Psalter blurb, or from Grove's account, but I don't think this was an accidental drowning.
The New St Paul's Cathedral Psalter lists Robert Cooke (1768-1814) as the composer of chants for Psalms 7, 45 and Benedictus 4. These efforts seem quite deliberate, as does his burial in Westminster Abbey.
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