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Jeremiah Clarke

Born: 1673-11-30 Died: 1707-12-01

Jeremiah Clarke was an English composer and organist. He was a leading composer of the generation immediately after Henry Purcell (1659-1695). With much of his work undated and an untimely death in December of 1707, Clarke might have slipped into obscurity were it not for Sir Henry Wood, who used The Prince of Denmark's March (the original title) in an arrangement for trumpet, organ, and drums. Wood wrongly attributed the now famous Rondeau or Trumpet Voluntary, the fourth movement of the Suite in D Major, to Purcell. Clarke is clearly the composer as at least five different sources bear his name.

Notes contributed by: Paul Morton

Composer record last updated on 07-15-2004