A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Hine, William
HINE, William, born at Brightwell, Oxfordshire, in 1687, became a chorister of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1694, and continued so until 1705, when he was appointed a clerk. He was removed from his place in the same year, when he came to London and studied under Jeremiah Clark. In 1712 he succeeded Stephen Jefferies as organist of Gloucester Cathedral, and shortly afterwards married Alicia, daughter of Abraham Rudhall of Gloucester, the famous bell founder. Hine died Aug. 28, 1730. His wife survived him until June 28, 1735. Both were interred in the eastern ambulatory of the cloisters, where a mural tablet to their memory informs us that the Dean and Chapter had voluntarily increased Hine's stipend in consideration of his deserts. Dr. Philip Hayes presented a portrait of Hine (his father's instructor) to the Music School, Oxford. After Hine's death his widow published, by subscription, 'Harmonia Sacra Glocestriensis; or, Select Anthems for 1, 2 and 3 voices, and a Te Deum and Jubilate, together with a Voluntary for the Organ.' The Te Deum is by Henry Hall, and the other compositions by Hine. The voluntary furnishes a curious example of the style of organ playing then in vogue.
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