September 14, 1887, Seabright, New Jersey.
February 14, 1958, Idyllwild, California.
Barnes studied with Harry B. Jepson and Horatio Parker at Yale University (1910–11), then with Louis Verne, Vincent D’Indy and Abel Decaux at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.
He went on to play the organ at Church of the Incarnation, New York (1911–12); Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York (1913–24); St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1924–38); and the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica, California (1938–).
He was also a composer, producing organ symphonies, arrangements, and books of religious music, and served in the Naval Reserve in World War I. His works include: