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Hermann Ley was born on July 12, 1845 in Apenrade, Germany, as son of a teacher and organist. He attended the courses of Moritz Hauptmann, Ernst Friedrich Richter, L. Plaidy, Dr. Papperitz, Karl Reinecke and Dr. Franz Brendel at the Leipzig Conservatory from 1864 to 1867. In 1869 he found a job in Schleswig as organist of the military religious services in the chapel of the castle of Gottorp. In...
The present edition of the Elegie for Trumpet and Organ op. 12 by Hermann Ley is based on the oldest known score, published in 1911 by Otto Junne in Leipzig, now out of print.
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