Mayhew Lester Lake  (1879-1955)
Last updated: 27.04.22
According to the Internet source given below, Mayhew Lester Lake [Lester Brockton] was an American arranger and composer of band music. He was born in Southville Massachusetts and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. Lake was a violinist with Boston Symphony Orchestra and became well-known as a conductor in Havana, Cuba before moving to New York. He was associated with many luminaries of his day amongst performers and composer such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Mae West, Victor Herbert, George. M. Cohan, Percy A. Grainger, Edwin Franko Goldman, John Philip Sousa, Henry Hadley and Paul Whiteman.
He was the editor-in-chief at the New York publisher, Carl Fischer from 1913 to 1948 for band and orchestral music. As with many of his contemporaries he used a number of pseudonyms including Lester Brockton, Paul DuLac, Charles Edwards, William Lester, Robert Hall and Alfred Byers. Of ragtime interest are his The Rag Baby (1916) and A Ragtime Travesty on Carmen (1918)

     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists The Riverside History of Classic Jazz flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Black Manhattan CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Knockout Drops CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra More Candy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra On The Boardwalk CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra That Demon Rag! CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra The Whistler and His Dog flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Carry On (1928) M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP
pdf15.gif Day at the Fair (1915), A M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Easter Chimes (1914) M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Evolution of Dixie (1916), The M.L. Lake (music)
Boston Symphony Orchestra (perf.)
Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Evolution of Yankee Doodle (1919), The M.L. Lake (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Fighting Allies (1918), The M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Halloween Episode (1917), A M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Hawaiian Selection (1916) M.L. Lake (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Hurry - Battle Scenes (1914) M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Hurry - Fire Scenes (1914) M.L. Lake (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Light Cavalry (1915) M.L. Lake (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif My Soldier Boy (1917) M.L. Lake (words & music) Orchestra IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Zamparite (1912) M.L. Lake (music) Piano IMSLP
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 24 works by Mayhew Lester Lake (1879-1955). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Zamparite 1912  wvicon.gif
Booster, The 1913  wvicon.gif
Easter Chimes 1914  Pub.
Hurry - Battle Scenes 1914  Pub.
Hurry - Fire Scenes 1914  Pub.
Day at the Fair, A 1915  Pub.
Hey There! 1915
Light Cavalry 1915  Pub.
Made in America 1915
Evolution of Dixie, The 1916 Boston Symphony Orchestra (perf.)  Pub.
Hawaiian Selection 1916  Pub.
Rag Baby, The 1916
Halloween Episode, A 1917  Pub.
My Soldier Boy (w&m) 1917  Pub.
Old Timers Waltz 1917  Pub.
Some Jazz Blues 1917  Pub. youtube15.jpg
All Together 1918 E. Paul Hamilton (words)  wvicon.gif
Fighting Allies, The 1918  Pub.
Ragtime Travesty on ''Carmen'', A 1918
Evolution of Yankee Doodle, The 1919  Pub.
Old Chestnuts Waltz Medley 1920
Carry On 1928  Pub.
Africana - a New Booster ?
Slidus Trombonus ?
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Some Jazz Blues 3:09 Ragtime Dorian Henry