Jeremiah Clarke [Clark, Clerk]

(ca.1673 - 1707)

English composer. A chorister of the Chapel Royal under John Blow in London by 1685 through 1692?. Held the post of' organist at Winchester College from 1692 until 1695. From 1699 was vicar-choral, then organist, then almoner and Master of the Choristers (succeeding his teacher John Blow in 1704) at St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In addition, from 1700 was a Gentleman Extraordinary of the Chapel Royal and from 1704 until his death (by suicide) organist there (jointly with William Croft). He composed services and anthems (among the latter are Praise the Lord, O Jerusalemand Bow Down Thine Ear); psalms and hymns; ceremonial odes (Come, Come Along for a Dance and a Song,composed in 1695 on Henry Purcell's death), much music for plays and other stage works (The World in the Moon,1697; The Island Princess,1699); and instrumental music (a number of keyboard works in The Harpsichord Master,London, 1702). He is best known for a Trumpet Voluntary arranged for trumpet and organ by Henry Wood and attributed by Wood to Purcell. Clarke published it with the title "The Prince of Denmark's March" in a collection of harpsichord pieces in 1700; but Clarke also included it among some pieces for winds.

A Partial Jeremiah Clarke Discography | VIIA: Henry Purcell and his Contemporaries