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Clifford Demarest (Composer, Arranger)

Born: August 12, 1874 - Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
Died: May 13, 1946 - Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

The American composer, Clifford Demarest, was a son of A.G. Demarest and the former Ellen Van Gieson. He was a pupil of Raymond Huntington Woodman (1861-1943, who studied with Dudley Buck and César Franck). In May 1896 he was appointed organist and choirmaster at All Saints church, Great Neck, New York. Later he was organist of the Church of the Messiah, New York City. He was an Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and was its president from 1917 to 1920.

Clifford Demarest wrote a number of anthems, songs, and part-songs, as well as some pieces for piano and for organ. Among his works: Fantasy (or Fantaisie) in C minor (1917), Grand Aria (1922), Rhapsody (1925), Air Varié (1946) - all of them organ/piano duets.

Source: Michael's Music Service Website; Wikipedia Website (February 2010); Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2010)

Clifford Demarest: Short Biography | Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

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Clifford Demarest (Wikipedia)

Clifford Demarest Program Notes, by Michael's Music Service

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