Mereaux, Jean Nicolas Amédée Lefroid de


Organist and dramatic composer; is best known for his two oratorios, Esther and Samson. He studied under French and Italian masters, and was made organist of the church of St. Jacques du Haut Pas in Paris. Among his works are his operas La Ressource comique; Le Retour de Tendresse; Laurette; Alexandre aux Indes; Le Duel comique; CEdipe et Jpcaste, and Fabius. His ode on the birth of the Dauphin is well known.