Benjamin Franklin Baker

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Benjamin Franklin Baker (born July 10, 1811 in Wenham , Massachusetts , † March 11, 1889 in Boston , Massachusetts) was an American composer.

life and work

Baker directed choirs and taught music in Salem, Massachusetts . After a concert tour, he settled in Bangor (Maine) as a businessman. In 1837 he moved to Boston, where he was from 1841 as the successor to Lowell Mason music teacher in the public schools. In 1851 he founded his own music school, where he led the vocal classes.

Baker composed three cantatas ( The Storm King , The Burning Ship and Camillus, the Roman Conqueror ), Glees and Anthems .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Barbara Ruth Peltzman: Baker, Benjamin Franklin . In: John F. Ohles (Ed.): Biographical Dictionary of American Educators . tape 1 . Greenwood Press, Westport (Connecticut) 1978, ISBN 0-8371-9894-1 , pp. 73 ( [accessed on February 11, 2019]).