After much research I still have yet to find any definite details about the composer or the publication other than the c.1916 date for the transcription, and this information I was only able to find thanks to Robert Orledge's article (American Music, Vol. 18, No. 1, (Spring, 2000), pp. 78-102), Satie & America. If anyone is able to provide more or more complete details I would be much interested to hear them. Daphnis 16:37, 9 June 2008 (EDT)
Hmm, certainly interesting details here. How did you determine he might have been a wealthy industrialist in addition to Satie's only composition student as well as the detail regarding his connection with Golschmann? I'm glad I was able to at least track down this piece. Apparently, and by some means, the personal sheet music collection of Ricardo Viñes made it into the University of Colorado's music library and they generously offered to copy much of it for me, including some of Rhené-Baton's piano works. Daphnis 23:46, 9 June 2008 (EDT)
I see. I've tried contacting Prof. Robert Orledge (author of the article I mentioned and known Satie scholar) a few times via email, but the only one I have for him is a Liverpool address that keeps bouncing back. Hopefully this other contact I have will provide a valid email or address for him so I can get to the bottom of this. I've actually received quite a few scores from Viñes personal collection (most all engraved scores) and post them as I can. I also got a few rare pieces written by Viñes in hommage to various composers--it's in his composer's page if you haven't seen already. Daphnis 08:05, 10 June 2008 (EDT)
There are four of Verley's orchestral works in the music library of the St. Louis Symphony (in manuscript copies).