1852-1929

March 27, 1852, Coventry, England.

December 29, 1929, Crouch End, London, England.

Booth studied under Edward Sims, Coventry; James Taylor, Oxford; and Brinley Richards and George Macfarren at the Royal Academy of Music. He played the organ at the Wesleyan Chapel in Banbury, then went to the Royal Academy of Music, and later became the organist at Park Chapel, Crouch End (1877-1918). He was musical editor for Parts II and III of the 1888 Congregational Hymnal, and musical consultant to the committee that compiled Congregational Hymnal in 1916. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Music in 1904, and retired in 1918, with 41 years service and an annuity of £75. His works include:

  1. Avondale
  2. Beechwood
  3. Bracondale
  4. Commonwealth
  5. Denny
  6. Excelsior
  7. Holy War
  8. Homeland
  9. Limpsfield
  10. Northrepps
  11. New Year
  12. Sanctum
  13. Swainsthorpe
  14. Tranquility