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Ernest Seitz

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Ernest Seitz


Ernest Joseph Seitz (29 February 1892, Hamilton, Ontario – 10 September 1987) was a Canadian composer.

Seitz took his first music lessons from A.S. Vogt in Toronto (1903-1910). In 1910, he went to Germany to study privately in Berlin (1910-1914). He originally intended to follow a career as a concert pianist in Europe, but World War 1 made this impossible.

Returning to Toronto in 1914, Seitz joined the faculty at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, where he continued to teach until 1946. Seitz was active as a concert pianist (1914-1945), and his most active period was in the 1920s and 1930s. As a composer, he wrote a number of successful songs, the most popular of which is The World is Waiting for the Sunrise.

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