Edwin Henry Lemare (9 September – 24 September ) was an English organist and 3 Compositions for organ. Original; Transcriptions. Johannes Brahms; Edward Elgar; Richard Wagner. 4 Further reading . Here are nine of the 21 transcriptions of Wagner’s music that Lemare produced ( mainly) during his tenure at St Margaret’s, Westminster, in the s. Wagner, Edwin Henry Lemare, Giulio Mercati – Wagner / Lemare: Organ Transcriptions – Music.

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While organist at Sheffield Parish Church, he eloped with Marian Broomhead Colton-Fox because her father, a well-known lawyer, did not approve of him.

Siegfried’s Funeral March arr. To reproduce the many orchestral effects, colours and details entailed devising a whole range of new techniques — rapid changes of registration, playing on two manuals with one hand and so forth. My heart reposes In beautiful thoughts so true. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Wagnee. He also composed church music and an orchestral symphony. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Unusually, his qualities as a composer are generally thought to have declined rather than improved with age; his first two organ symphonies are considered to rival those of his French contemporaries in quality. June light discloses Lemarre olden dreams sparkling anew, Moonlight and roses Bring mem’ries of you. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Der Ritt der Walküren, by Richard Wagner, transcribed by Edwin H Lemare, Order Online

Lemare left England for the United States where he married Charlotte Bauersmith, twenty years his junior, shortly after arriving in New York.


It became so popular that he was asked to play it in nearly all his concerts. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Lemare was born in Ventnoron the Isle of Wight on 9 September He gave bi-weekly recitals at the Park Hall, Cardifffrom ; this was followed by further appointments around Great Britain.

WAGNER Edwin Lemare Organ Transcriptions

He died in Hollywood, California. He was also a very capable improviser ; he recorded and transcribed some of his improvisations for publication.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Prelude to Act 1 arr. Lemare was a prolific transcriber of orchestral music for the organ for his own performance in concerts.

They were divorced in Many of his transcriptions are still performed today, especially those he did of the works of Richard Wagner. Some evidence of his excellent playing survives to this day: From Wikipedia, the pemare encyclopedia. But one thing is missing: Retrieved from ” https: Skip to main content.

Begluckt darf nun dich ‘Pilgrims’ Chorus’ arr. Views Read Edit View history.

He became an organ professor and examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in After eight years of marriage, they were divorced and Lemare married Elsie Francis Reith. Daniels under the pseudonym Neil Moret who added these words to the melodywithout permissionin As a player, he had a very large repertoire and was in constant demand; he was the most highly paid organist of his day, and earned previously unheard-of sums when he went to America.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Edwin Lemare. He obtained the F. Lemare threatened legal action inresulting in his obtaining a share of the royalties ; he finally profited from his popular tune.

He is interred in the Hall of Righteousness Crypt No. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.


While there was likely an element of pure showmanship to these transcriptions — which allowed Lemare to display his uncanny skill as a transcriber of major symphonic works, as well as his phenomenal technique — Lemare sincerely believed he was also performing a service in letting concert audiences in mid-sized American towns hear important orchestral works from Europe that would otherwise go unknown in locales with no resident symphony orchestra.

Leamre of the Valkyries arr. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Of his many compositions for the wagneg, many are light music designed to show off the tone and capabilities of the huge organs of his day, and have fallen out of favour though Christopher Herrick has recorded some of Lemare’s music in his Organ Fireworks series.

He was the most highly regarded and highly paid organist of his generation, [1] as well as the greatest performer and one of the most important composers of the late Romantic English-American Organ School. Lemare did not call it Moonlight and Roses nor did he attach any words to the tune; it was American songwriters Ben Black and Charles N.

Magic Fire Music arr. Series I Original Compositions: If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

Edwin Henry Lemare [N 1] 9 September — lemsre September was an English organist and composer who lived the latter part of his life in the United States. Moonlight and roses Bring wonderful mem’ries of you.