b Auburndale, Massachusetts, 15 September 1863
d Cedarhurst, Long Island, 18 December 1919, aged fifty-six
From the age of fourteen he learned piano and organ with his mother, then studied theory and composition in Boston. From 1882 to 1885 he attended the Munich Hochschule fur Musik, and spent the rest of his life as a teacher, organist, composer and conductor. He died of pneumonia.
Regulus, overture heroique
Scherzo for orchestra
Count Robert of Paris, overture
Suite for piano, violin and cello
Suite for piano and violin
A Northern Ballad, symphonic poem
Vathek, symphonic poem
The Eternal Feminine, incidental music (lost)
The Prince of India, incidental music
Collegiate Overture, with male chorus
Cupid and Psyche, a masque
An Allegory of War and Peace, for chorus and band
Parker also composed many sacred and secular choral works, songs, anthems and services, and some keyboard works.