June 3, 1851, New York City.

Oc­to­ber 13, 1934, Dresden, Germany.

Around 1865, Ba­ker was an organist in Con­cord, Maine. He lived in Ger­ma­ny 1874–90, where he studied music, receiving his PhD degree at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig; his doctoral dissertation was on the music of the Sen­e­ca In­di­ans. Later he worked as literary editor for the G. Schir­mer Music Com­pa­ny (1892–1926) and wrote the Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1900).

  1. How Great Our Joy
  2. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  3. We Gather Together