Edwin Henry Lemare, English organist, composer and arranger.
Edwin Henry Lemare, English organist, composer and arranger.
Maine Memory Network

Another Lemare Affair #9145

…Having fun with more of the recently revived original compositions and remarkable transcriptions of the once-most-popular organist, Edwin H. Lemare (1865-1934) The highest paid organist at the height of his career, Lemare was resident music for the cities of San Francisco, Chattanooga and Portland, and the popularity he enjoyed has not been rivaled by any subsequent virtuoso.

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Concertstuek in the Form of a Polonaise, Op. 80  Frederick Hohman (1968 Aeolian-Skinner organ/Church of the Epiphany, Washington D.C.)

Saint-Saens (trans. Lemare): Danse Macabre  Wayne Marshall (1962 Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England)

Grieg (trans. Lemare): Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King, fr Peer Gynt  Thomas Murray (1928 E.M. Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven CT)

Tchaikovsky (trans. Lemare): Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture  Frederick Hohman (1985 Reuter/Augustana Lutheran, Denver, Colorado)

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Marche Heroique in D, Op. 74  Christopher Herrick (1989 van den Heuvel/St. Eustache, Paris, France)

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Fantasie Serene, Op. 160  Thomas Murray (1912 Austin/City Hall, Portland, Maine)

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Andantino in D-flat (Moonlight & Roses)  Simon Preston (1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA/Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts)

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Concert Fantasia on British themes, Op. 91  Christopher Herrick (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom)