Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Hindle, John

HINDLE, JOHN (1761–1796), vocalist and composer, born in 1761, was the son of Bartholomew Hindle of Westminster. It appears that after 1789 he owned some property at Tottenham in Middlesex. He was lay vicar of Westminster Abbey; matriculated 16 Nov. 1791 at Magdalen College, Oxford, and, according to the title-pages of his works, graduated Mus.B. In Aug. 1788 Hindle sang (counter-tenor) at the Worcester musical festival; and in 1791 and 1792 he performed, chiefly in part songs, at the London Vocal Concerts. He died in 1796.

Hindle's best-known glee, ‘Queen of the Silver Bow’ (A. T. T. B.), and his ‘Tell my Strephon’ were published in the ‘Professional Collection of Glees,’ about 1790. His ‘Set of Glees for Three, Four, and Five Voices, Op. 2, to poetry by Pope, Horace (Atterbury), Ben Jonson, Cowley, Waller, &c., and others, and a ‘Collection of Songs for One or Two Voices’ followed after he had taken his degree.

[Alumni Oxon.; Hist. of Tottenham, App. i. p. 13; Annals of the Three Choirs, p. 71; Dict. of Musicians, 1827, i. 368; Grove's Dict. of Music, i. 740; Hindle's music in Brit. Mus. Library.]

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