John Hingeston [Hingston, Hinkson]

early 17th cent - 1688)

John Hingeston

Portrait of John Hingeston, Bodleian Library, courtesy of Ken Hamilton

English composer. Choir member at York Minster in 1618; perhaps served Charles I; honored by Playford in his Musicall Banquet(London, 1651); organist and musician to Cromwell, 1654-58; named viol player and instrument repairer at court upon the Restoration in 1660. Later became a member of the Chapel Royal and a deputy marshal of London. Blow was his pupil, Purcell his apprentice. His music, much of which is lost, includes works for viols, organ, and chorus.

IVM:England Through 1635 | VIIA: Henry Purcell and his Contemporaries