Ernest Markham Lee (June 8, 1874, Cambridge - November 13, 1956 - Eastbourne) was an English composer, author, lecturer, pianist and organist.
He was born in where he was educated at the Perse School and Emmanuel College (he was taught by Charles Wood).
Ernest Markham Lee was involved in much useful activity as Professor of Organ at the Guildhall School of Music, Extension Lecturer to Oxford, Cambridge and London Universities, as Examiner to the Associated Board and the Royal Schools of Music in which capacity he visited Canada, New Zealand, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malta and Jamaica, as festival adjudicator and as Organist at All Saints, Woodford Green.
"Romance in A" was published by Novello in 1906, and was uploaded to IMSLP by our member "ChesterKingsbury."
The piece is very much with the title implies. There is effective use of solo colors and textural variety. The outer, framing sections are lighter, while a strong middle section contrasts nicely.
As far as I know, there are only four solo organ works by E. Markham Lee, and with these two, I've uploaded the four of them to the Concert Hall.
If you like this work, here are the other two:
"Scherzo in A" http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/28867
I could find no photos of E. Markahm Lee, but I did find a few shots of All Saints Church, Woodford Green, the church where he worked.
Unfortunately, it appears that they no longer have an organ, organist or "choir," with what appears to be a regular use of a praise band...
It amazes me to see just how many churches that were formerly served by famous musicians no longer use the organ - assuming that the church itself is even in existence.
The score and photos are attached below.