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Edwin H Lemare (1865–1934)

Andantino in D-flat, or “Moonlight and Roses” Back

Lemare was the most highly-paid organist of his day and earned previously unheard-of sums when he went to America. He performed to as many as 10,000 people at once and traveled the Atlantic so often that crew members of the ocean liners knew him by name. He held city (or civic) organist posts in San Francisco, Portland, and Chattanooga. The Andantino in D-flat became so popular that he was asked to play it in nearly all his concerts.