William Wolstenholme

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William Wolstenholme (24 February 1865 in Blackburn, Lancashire – 23 July 1931 in London) was an English composer and organist.

Wolstenholme was the first blind musician to take the degree since John Stanley. He was a close friend of the other noted blind organist Alfred Hollins and was also well known as a recitalist. Wolstenholme's devoted sister Maud acted as his secretary and amanuensis for most of his life.


  • Henderson, John. A Directory of Composers for Organ – Third Revised and Enlarged Edition. John Henderson (Publishing) Ltd., 2005, p. 201. ISBN 0 9528050 2 2

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