The New International Encyclopædia/Banister, Henry Charles
BAN′ISTER, Henry Charles (1831—). An English pianist and composer, born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, became assistant professor of harmony and composition there in 1851, professor in 1853, and in 1880 was also appointed professor in the Guildhall School of Music. His published works include symphonies in D (1847), in E flat (1848), in A minor (1850), and in A (1853); two quartets for strings (1848; 1850); an Andante and Rondo for pianoforte and orchestra (1852); and cantatas, songs, and pianoforte compositions. His Text-Book of Music (1872) has been a popular manual for students.