Theodore Baker

Theodore Baker

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Theodore Baker (June 3, 1851 – October 13, 1934) was an American musicologist.

Born in New York, Baker studied business but turned to music as a career, becoming an organist in Concord, Massachusetts. In 1874 he moved to Germany and obtained his doctorate at Leipzig in 1882. His dissertation dealt with the music of the Seneca Indians, and was the first major work published on the music of American Indians. Themes included in the work were used by Edward MacDowell in his Indian Suite. In 1891 Baker returned to the United States, where he took the post of literary editor for Schirmer Publishing in 1892. He worked there until 1926, when he retired and moved back to Germany. He died in Dresden in 1934.

Baker translated a considerable body of books and libretti into English, and wrote often in the Musical Quarterly, a Schirmer publication. In 1900, he published the first edition of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, which was revised after his death by Nicholas Slonimsky and is still in print in its ninth edition.
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Theodore Baker Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

35776 Associated Glee Clubs Of America Autumn Sea (as Baker) Associated Glee Clubs Of America - Sylvia / Autumn Sea(Shellac, 12") Victor 35776 US 1926 Sell This Version
The Robert Shaw Chorale Prayer Of Thanksgiving The Robert Shaw Chorale - A Mighty Fortress (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1958 Sell This Version
MM-6, 930345 Various Low, How A Rose E'er Blooming Various - The Magic Of Music • Book Six(2xLP, Album, Mono + 2xLP, Album, Mono + 2xLP, Albu) Ginn And Company, Ginn And Company MM-6, 930345 US 1969 Sell This Version
300R Various Echo Carol Various - Discovering Music Together 3, Revised(2xLP, Comp + 2xLP, Album + 2xLP, Album + 2xLP, Alb) Follett Educational Corporation 300R US 1970 Sell This Version
400R Various Prayer Of Thanksgiving Various - Discovering Music Together 4, Revised(2xLP, Comp + 2xLP, Album + 2xLP, Album + 2xLP, Alb) Follett Educational Corporation 400R US 1970 Sell This Version
REC 99M Various Roslein Various - Roses(LP, Mono) BBC Records REC 99M UK 1971 Sell This Version
NL 76-1-5 Merrill Womach Prayer Of Thanksgiving Merrill Womach - Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory...(LP, Album) New Life Records (2) NL 76-1-5 US 1976 Sell This Version
John Rutter And The Cambridge Singers And Orchestra Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming John Rutter And The Cambridge Singers And Orchestra - The Music Of Christmas (Album) Word US 1982 Sell This Version
DMC2-1217 The Robert Shaw Chorale Christmas Hymn (as Th. Baker) The Robert Shaw Chorale - Christmas With The Robert Shaw Chorale(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE) RCA Special Products DMC2-1217 US 1994 Sell This Version
51416 5180 2 Glad (3) We Gather Together Glad (3) - The A Capella Project III(CD, Club) Light Records 51416 5180 2 US 1996 Sell This Version
SBT 1073 Eileen Farrell A Dream, Op. 48 No. 6 (as Baker) Eileen Farrell - Opera Arias & Songs(CD, Comp, RM) Testament SBT 1073 UK 1996 Sell This Version
A4K 47972, AK 48590, AK 48591, AK 48592, AK 48593 The Vienna Boys Choir* / London Symphony Orchestra* / The London Philharmonic Orchestra / The London Philharmonic Choir / Ambrosian Singers* Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming The Vienna Boys Choir* / London Symphony Orchestra* / The London Philharmonic Orchestra / The London Philharmonic Choir / Ambrosian Singers* - The Complete Christmas Collection(4xCD, Comp) Sony Music Special Products, Sony Music Special Products, Sony Music Special Products, Sony Music Special Products, Sony Music Special Products A4K 47972, AK 48590, AK 48591, AK 48592, AK 48593 US 1997 Sell This Version
SHE011 Jane Siberry Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming Jane Siberry - Shushan The Palace (Hymns Of Earth)(CD, Album) Sheeba Music Inc. SHE011 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
AKR 028 Sufjan Stevens Lo! How A Rose E'Er Blooming Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas(Box + 5xCD, EP, Enh) Asthmatic Kitty Records AKR 028 US 2006 Sell This Version
939 373, CD 939 373 Various Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen / Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming Various - Lichterglanz - Beliebte Weihnachtslieder(CD, Album) Gerth Medien, Gerth Medien 939 373, CD 939 373 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Sting Sting - If On A Winter's Night... (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Europe 2009 Sell This Version
BR 077 Various Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen Various - Black Snow 2 - The Completely Different Xmas Compilation(CD, Comp, Enh) Black Rain BR 077 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
HRM-33267-02 Carole King Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming Carole King - A Holiday Carole(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Hear Music HRM-33267-02 US 2011 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

Beethoven* - Wilhelm Backhaus Beethoven* - Wilhelm Backhaus - Thirty-Three Variations On A Waltz Of Diabelli, Opus 120 (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1955 Sell This Version