Henstridge, Daniel (DNB00)

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HENSTRIDGE, DANIEL (d. 1736), organist and composer, was organist of Rochester Cathedral for some years until 1700, when he succeeded Nicholas Wootton as organist of Canterbury Cathedral. Of his anthems very little besides a few organ parts still exist. Henstridge died in 1736, and was buried on 4 June in Canterbury Cathedral.

In a collection of manuscript anthems made by Flackton, a Canterbury bookseller, and preserved in the British Museum Library, are several compositions by Henstridge. They include three hymns and an anthem in E minor for three voices, ‘Hear me when I call’ (Addit. MS. 30932, Nos. 100, 101), in the handwriting of the composer; the organ part of his ‘Morning and Evening Service in D;’ and an anthem, ‘The Lord is King’ (Addit. MS. 30933, Nos. 20, 21).

[Dict. of Music, 1827, i. 361; Harleian Soc. Registers, ii. 140.]

L. M. M.