Born: De­cem­ber 31, 1826, Shrews­bury, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 20, 1904, Worth­ing, Eng­land.


Hiles was ed­u­cat­ed at Ox­ford University (BMus 1862, DMus 1867).

He played the or­gan at Shrews­bu­ry, as his bro­ther’s de­pu­ty (1846); Saint Ni­cholas, Bi­shop­wear­mouth, Sun­der­land, (1847); St. Mi­chael’s, Wood Street (1859); the Blind Asy­lum, Man­ches­ter (1859); Bow­den (1861); and St. Paul’s, Man­ches­ter (1863–67).

He lec­tured in har­mo­ny and com­po­si­tion at Ow­en’s Col­lege in Man­ches­ter (1867) and Vic­to­ria Un­i­ver­si­ty (1879), and was Pro­fess­or at the Man­ches­ter Col­lege of Music (1893).

He con­duct­ed mu­sic­al so­ci­e­ties in Lan­ca­shire and York­shire, and owned and ed­it­ed the Quar­ter­ly Mu­sic Re­view (1885–88). He re­tired in 1904, mov­ing to Pin­ner, near Har­row.

His works in­clude:

  1. Haslingden
  2. St. Le­on­ard
  3. Sweden

Hiles’ bur­i­al place