Godfrey, Dan(iel), English bandmaster, father of Sir Dan(iel Eyers) Godfrey; b. Westminster, Sept. 4, 1831; d. Beeston, Nottinghamshire, June 30, 1903. He was a pupil and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, in which he was later a prof. of military music. He was also bandmaster of the Grenadier Guards from 1856. He traveled with his band in the U.S. in 1872, retiring in 1896. He wrote popular waltzes (Mabel, Guards, Hilda, etc.), and made many arrangements for military band.
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