Reginald Tustin Baker

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Reginald Tustin Baker FRCO (4 July 1900 – 18 December 1966) was an English organist and composer.[1][2]


Baker was born in 1900 in Gloucester,[3] the son of Albert William Baker (b. 1860) and Emily Jane Tustin (1861–1918). He studied organ under Herbert Brewer at Gloucester Cathedral and became his assistant from 1920–26, after fought in the British Army during the First World War.[2]

He died in December 1966 in Sheffield Cathedral following Evening Prayer.[2]



His compositions include:

  • Evening Service in D
  • Communion Service in A flat
  • Anthems: At the Lord's High Feast, The Lord in my Shepherd, Bow thine ear.
  • Choral songs: Sleep Holy Babe, Christ was born on Christmas Day, Sing O Sing, I wandered lonely as a cloud.


  1. ^ Who's Who in Music, Shaw Publishing, 1949-1950
  2. ^ a b c Humphreys, Maggie; Evans, Robert (1997). Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland. A&C Black. p. 17. ISBN 9780720123302. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915