June 3, 1851, New York City.

October 13, 1934, Dresden, Germany.

Around 1865, Baker was serving as 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