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Clarke, Jeremiah

Clarke, Jeremiah

Clarke, Jeremiah, English organist and composer; b. probably in London, c. 1674; d. there (suicide), Dec. 1, 1707. He was a chorister in the Chapel Royal before serving as organist at Winchester Coll. (c. 1692–95). In 1699 he was made vicar-choral and organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where he assumed the position of Master of the Choristers in 1703. In 1700 he became a Gentleman Extraordinary of the Chapel Royal, and in 1704 he was made joint organist there with Croft. Clarke shot himself over a hopeless love affair with one of his pupils of noble lineage. His most celebrated score is the Trumpet Voluntary, erroneously ascribed to Purcell for many years and included in a harpsichord anthology as The Prince of Denmark’s March (1700). It also appeared in a suite for wind instruments. Among his other works were theater music, services, about 20 anthems, including one for the coronation of Queen Anne (1702), odes, and harpsichord pieces.


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