The New International Encyclopædia/Parker, Louis Napoleon
PARKER, Louis Napoleon (1852—). An English composer and dramatist, born in Calvados, France, and educated at Freiburg im Breisgau, and at the Royal Academy of Music. From 1877 to 1896 he was director of music in Sherborne School. To this period belong his songs, cantatas, and instrumental music. He was made a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 1898. He was connected as author, collaborator, or translator with many successful plays. Among those which he translated are Magda, Cyrano de Bergerac, and L'Aiglon.