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organist , composer

Edwin Henry Lemare, British organist, composer.

Background

Lemare, Edwin Henry was born on September 9, 1866 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England. Son of Edwin and Margaret (Wicker) Lemare.

Education

Studied under father, an organist. Graduate Royal Academy of Music, London.

Career

Organist and director of choristers, Sheffield Cathedral, 1886-1892, Holy Trinity Church, Sloane St., London, 1892, later at St. Margaret’s, Westminster. First United States tour, 1901. Organist and director of music, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1902-1905.

Made many tours of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Gave 121 recitals at the P.P.I. Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. City organist, San Francisco, 1917-1921, Portland, Maine, 1921-1924, Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium, 1924-1929.

Composer of more than 200 published works for organ, also church music, cantatas, operettas, etc., and 600 orchestra and other transcriptions. Crossed the Atlantic Ocean 55 times in pursuance of professional engagements.

Works

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    • Composer of more than 200 published works for organ, also church music, cantatas, operettas, etc., and 600 orchestra and other transcriptions. Crossed the Atlantic Ocean 55 times in pursuance of professional engagements.

Connections

Married Charlotte S. Bauersmith, Pennsylvania, July 1909.

father:
Edwin Lemare

mother:
Margaret (Wicker) Lemare

spouse:
Charlotte S. Bauersmith