From 1847 till his death, Henry was Church of England vicar of Cople, Bedfordshire. For this church, he built an organ with his own hands, which possessed the peculiarity that it was an F organ, that being the note to which the ordinary compass of the human voice extends. On this instrument, he carried out many experiments, and regularly acted as organist. He further constructed a chiming apparatus, and was in the habit of chiming the bells himself before service.
He possessed a natural alto voice, and in a trial of William Crotch's oratorio, Palestine, he played the double-bass and sang the alto part in the choruses at the same time. Henry also played the trumpet. For some time, he was the conductor of a musical society at Bedford.
Henry passed away, aged 54 years, on 12th January 1875 of apoplexy at Cople vicarage, Bedfordshire, and was buried at Cople on 15th January.
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