Roefs, Benedictus (Benedict) E 7.nov.1828-17.nov.1870 Netherlands, Deurne - England, London St Pancras
pianist, arranger, 16.nov.1843 a dutch Mr. Roeffs arrived at Dover England from the port of Ostend Belgium who was unlikely the 15 year old Benedict also because he cannot be found in the 1851 census, he apparently studied music in Brussels and Paris, 1861 as professor of music residing with his wife and the boarding music teacher Sarah Hincks (London Chelsea 1836-) in London Surrey Newington Walworth, the enumerator of the 7.apr.1861 census wrote his birthplace Deurne incorrectly as Borne Germany, the usually given date of death 17.nov.1872 is wrong because he does not appear in the 2.apr.1871 census while his widowed wife and his son Paul are living with her stepsister Margaret Fairbridge and son Henry Fairbridge (her future husband) ; son of gentleman (manufacturer) and organist Paulus Theodorus Hendrikus Roefs (Netherlands, Gemert 17.jun.1802-4.apr.1883 Deurne) and Henrica van de Mortel (Deurne 24.mar.1794-10.jun.1865 Deurne) ; 28.jul.1859 at St Pancras Parish Church London he married music teacher Hannah Hill (London St Pancras 20.mar.1833-26.dec.1913 St Leonards-on-Sea) ; son Paul Benedict (London 9.apr.1862-) ; 16.dec.1876 Hannah remarried the 15 year younger professor of mathematics Henry Fairbridge (Durham, Sunderland 1848-4.jun.1927 St Leonards-on-Sea)

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[L] Mother is the battle over? Soprano and piano. 1862
became a popular American Civil War song
pub S. T. Gordon, New York 1863
arranged for low voice by Joseph Hart Denck
pub B. Duncan, Columbia South Carolina 1863
Bonnie Hamilton soprano, Lawrence Skrobacs. New World 202-2

[] Fantaisie melodique et originale, pour piano. op10
pub Chez J. E. Libau, Bruxelles c1853

[] Fantaisie. Caprice pour piano. op11
pub P. Nacher, Bruxelles Belgium 1853

[] L'heureux retour, 1re. recreation melodique, pour piano. op18
pub John Shepherd, London 1859

[] Minuit, patrouille des zouaves. Serenade pour piano. op31
pub Imprimerie de Pillet Fils Aine, Rue des Grands-Augustins 5, Paris 1956
pub S. Richault, Paris 1856

[] The nightingale and canary. Etude caprice pour pianoforte. London 1856. op53
[] Pluie d'or. Mazurka pour piano
pub S. Richault, Paris 1856

[] Zephyr. Valse
pub Costallat et Cie., Paris 1856

[] The musical box. Piano
pub Harry May, London 1856
[] 1 - The streamlet
[] 2 - The waterfall
[] 3 - The rainbow
[] Le retour d'exile. Valse brillante. Piano
pub Edwin Ashdown Ltd., London 1859

[] Adieu au Rhin. Valse brillante. Piano
pub Mozart Allan, Glasgow Scotland 1861

[] Ciel ecoute (Answer to "La priere d'une vierge"). Piano
pub Edwin Ashdown Ltd., London 1861

[] Down in yon beautiful dell "Will you meet me dear Nell". Voice and piano
words Will Keeing
pub L'Enfant & Hodgkins, London 1862

[] Exile. Waltz. Piano
pub Edwin Ashdown Ltd., London 1863

[] Trois airs Hollandaise, pour Piano. pub London 1864
[] Blue bells of Scotland, transcription for piano
words or music Dorothy Jordan
pub Edwin Ashdown Ltd., London 1864

[] Jockey to the fair, old English ballad. Voice and piano
arranged with appropriate symphonies and accompaniments by Benedict Roefs
pub B. Williams, London 1865

[] Abide with me. Vocal duet. pub London 1865
[] Slap, Bang, here we are again, arranged as a march. Piano. pub London 1865
[] Mynheer Van Dunck, transcribed for the Pianoforte by S. Glover, arranged as a Pianoforte duet by B. Roefs. pub London 1865
[] Valse des enfants. Piano
pub Edwin Ashdown Ltd., London 1866

[] Boite a musique, 3 recreations. Piano
pub Costallat et Cie., Paris 1867

[] La rose d'or, or Golden rose. Valse for the pianoforte. pub London 1869
[] La Primevere (The Primrose). Morceau de salon. Piano. pub London 1872
[] L'Estate (Summer). Morceau de salon. Piano. pub London 1872
[] La fleche d'or (The golden arrow). Morceau de salon for the pianoforte. pub London 1873
[] Le Victoire. Valse for the pianoforte. pub London 1873
[] Beautiful isle of the sea, transcription for piano
pub Edwin Ashdown Ltd., London

[] Air national de la Hollande "Wiens Neerlandsch bloed"
as appeared in his great Spanish Cantate
[] 1 - Andante maestoso
[] 2 - Wilhelmus van Nassau (Marciale pompose)
[] 3 - Al is ons prinsje nog zoo klein (Allegro moderato)
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