Biography of Edwin H. Lemare
Lemare, Edwin Henry. A.R.A.M., F.R.A.M., F.R.C.O. (1886).
Pupil of his father; won a Goss Scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, London, 1876; studied there under Sir G. A. Macfarren, Walter Macfarren, Dr Charles Steggall and Dr Edmund H. Turpin.
Organist of St. Mary’s, Brookfield, Highgate, London; St. John-the-Evangelist’s, Brownswood Park, London, 1882; St. Andrew’s, Cardiff, Wales; the Park Hall, Cardiff; Sheffield Parish Church, England, 1886; the Albert Hall, Sheffield, 1886; Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London, 1892-95; St. Margaret’s, Westminster, London, 1897-1902; the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 1902-05; at the Pan-America Exposition, San Francisco, 1915; San Francisco City Organist, 1917-20; Portland, Maine, 1920-24; civic organist of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1924-29.
Toured the U.S.A., 1900-01; Australia; New Zealand; Europe.
Designed the organ for Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand; Melbourne Town Hall, Australia.
The finest and most highly paid organ recitalist of his day; popularized Wagnerian operas in England, though his transcriptions of them.
Composed organ pieces, church music, an orchestral symphony, &c.
Son of Edwin Lemare; nephew of Dr William Lemare.
b. Ventnor, Isle-of-Wight, England, Sep. 9th, 1865;
d. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., Sep. 24th, 1934.
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