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PARKER, Horatio
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.

1884 (21)

Concert Overture

Regulus, overture heroique

Venetian Overture

Scherzo for orchestra

1885 (22)


String Quartet

1890 (27)

Count Robert of Paris, overture

1893 (30)

Suite for piano, violin and cello

1894 (31)

String Quintet

Suite for piano and violin

1899 (36)

A Northern Ballad, symphonic poem

1902 (39)

Organ Concerto

1903 (40)

Vathek, symphonic poem

The Eternal Feminine, incidental music (lost)

1906 (43)

The Prince of India, incidental music

1910 (47)

Mona, opera

1911 (48)

Collegiate Overture, with male chorus

1914 (51)

Fairyland, opera

1916 (53)

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.

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