1852–1929

March 27, 1852, Co­ven­try, Eng­land.

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

Booth stu­died un­der Ed­ward Sims, Cov­en­try; James Tay­lor, Ox­ford; and Hen­ry Brin­ley Ri­chards and George Mac­far­ren at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic (RAM).

He played the or­gan at the Wes­ley­an Cha­pel in Ban­bu­ry, and la­ter, 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 RAM 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. Peniel
  14. Sanctum
  15. Swainsthorpe
  16. Tranquility
  17. True-Hearted