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, studying under Henry Richards and George Macfarren. Later, he 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. Costa Mesa
  6. Denny
  7. Excelsior
  8. Holy War
  9. Homeland
  10. Limpsfield
  11. Northrepps
  12. New Year
  13. Sanctum
  14. Swainsthorpe
  15. Tranquility
  16. True-Hearted