Jeremiah Clarke

Jeremiah Clarke

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Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 – 1 December 1707) was an English baroque composer and organist.

Thought to have been born in London around 1674, Clarke was a pupil of John Blow at St Paul's Cathedral. He later became organist at the Chapel Royal. "A violent and hopeless passion for a very beautiful lady of a rank superior to his own" caused him to commit suicide. Before shooting himself, he considered hanging and drowning as options, so to decide his fate, he tossed a coin—however the coin landed in the mud on its side. Instead of consoling himself, he chose the third method of death, and performed the deed in the cathedral churchyard." Suicides were not generally granted burial in consecrated ground, but an exception was made for Clarke, who was buried in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral (though other sources state he was buried in the unconsecrated section of the cathedral churchyard). He was succeeded in his post by William Croft.
Clarke is best remembered for a popular keyboard piece: the Prince of Denmark's March, which is commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, written circa. 1700. From c. 1878 until the 1940s the work was attributed to Henry Purcell, and was published as Trumpet Voluntary by Henry Purcell in William Sparkes's Short Pieces for the Organ, Book VII, No. 1 (London, Ashdown and Parry). This version came to the attention of Sir Henry J. Wood, who made two orchestral transcriptions of it, both of which were recorded. The recordings further cemented the erroneous notion that the original piece was by Purcell. Clarke's piece is a popular choice for wedding music, and has featured in royal weddings.
The famous Trumpet Tune in D (also incorrectly attributed to Purcell), was taken from the semi-opera The Island Princess which was a joint musical production of Clarke and Daniel Purcell (Henry Purcell's younger brother)—probably leading to the confusion.[
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Jeremiah Clarke Discography

Albums

SQN 7704 Maurice André, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jeremiah Clarke, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Mozart, Orchestra Of North Germany, Gabor Ötvös Maurice André, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jeremiah Clarke, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Mozart, Orchestra Of North Germany, Gabor Ötvös - Concerti For Baroque Trumpet(LP, Album) Sine Qua Non SQN 7704 US 1973 Sell This Version
Maurice André, Jane Parker-Smith, Clarke* Maurice André, Jane Parker-Smith, Clarke* - Trumpet Voluntary (Album) Angel Records Japan 1978 Sell This Version
HM 1081 Henry Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke, John Blow, William Croft, Pelham Humfrey, Concerto Vocale Henry Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke, John Blow, William Croft, Pelham Humfrey, Concerto Vocale - Harmonia Sacra(LP, Album, Gat) Harmonia Mundi France HM 1081 France 1982 Sell This Version
Pachelbel*, Albinoni*, Mouret*, Bach*, Händel*, Purcell*, Vivaldi*, Marc-Antoine Charpentier*, Alessandro Marcello, Clarke* Pachelbel*, Albinoni*, Mouret*, Bach*, Händel*, Purcell*, Vivaldi*, Marc-Antoine Charpentier*, Alessandro Marcello, Clarke* - Pachelbel's Canon · Baroque Favorites (Album) CBS Canada 1983 Sell This Version
CDA66578 Jeremiah Clarke, Henry Hall (2), John Blow, Thomas Morgan (3) / Ruth Holton (2), Rogers Covey-Crump, Charles Daniels (2), Simon Birchall, The Parley Of Instruments, Roy Goodman, Peter Holman Jeremiah Clarke, Henry Hall (2), John Blow, Thomas Morgan (3) / Ruth Holton (2), Rogers Covey-Crump, Charles Daniels (2), Simon Birchall, The Parley Of Instruments, Roy Goodman, Peter Holman - Odes On The Death Of Henry Purcell(CD, Album) Hyperion CDA66578 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CMF 049 Clarke* - Bach* - Homilius* - Krebs* - Lübeck* - Telemann* - Torelli* Clarke* - Bach* - Homilius* - Krebs* - Lübeck* - Telemann* - Torelli* - Musique Pour Orgue Et Trompette(CD) Cascade (5) CMF 049 France 1996 Sell This Version
465 649-2 Bach*, Haydn*, Buxtehude*, Messiaen*, Vierne*, Clarke*, Michael Dudman Bach*, Haydn*, Buxtehude*, Messiaen*, Vierne*, Clarke*, Michael Dudman - Sydney Opera House Organ Extravaganza(CD) ABC Classics, Eloquence 465 649-2 Australasia 2000 Sell This Version
HMC 901133 Couperin* / Clarke* / Purcell* / René Jacobs / William Christie / Wieland Kuijken / Konrad Junghänel Couperin* / Clarke* / Purcell* / René Jacobs / William Christie / Wieland Kuijken / Konrad Junghänel - Leçons De Ténèbres(CD, Album) Harmonia Mundi HMC 901133 France 2001 Sell This Version
6833 260 Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields*, Neville Marriner*, Bach*, Händel*, Vivaldi*, Purcell*, Clarke*, Torelli*, Pergolesi*, Rameau* Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields*, Neville Marriner*, Bach*, Händel*, Vivaldi*, Purcell*, Clarke*, Torelli*, Pergolesi*, Rameau* - Lebendiges Barock - Living Baroque(LP) Philips 6833 260 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
420 877-2 Maurice André - Bach*, Purcell*, Vivaldi*, Clarke*, Albinoni*, L. Mozart*, Telemann* Maurice André - Bach*, Purcell*, Vivaldi*, Clarke*, Albinoni*, L. Mozart*, Telemann* - Trumpet - Trompete(CD, Album, RM) Philips 420 877-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
OLS 160 Richard Mudge, Jeremiah Clarke, Capel Bond, Maurice André, Ensemble Orchestral De L'Oiseau-Lyre, Pierre Colombo Richard Mudge, Jeremiah Clarke, Capel Bond, Maurice André, Ensemble Orchestral De L'Oiseau-Lyre, Pierre Colombo - English Baroque Trumpet Music(LP) L'Oiseau-Lyre OLS 160 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LK 9209 Clarke* / Purcell* / Stanley* / Perti* / Vivaldi* - Helmut Wobisch, André Lardrot, Rudolf Klepac*, I Solisti Di Zagreb*, Antonio Janigro Clarke* / Purcell* / Stanley* / Perti* / Vivaldi* - Helmut Wobisch, André Lardrot, Rudolf Klepac*, I Solisti Di Zagreb*, Antonio Janigro - Virtuose Bläser Spielen Barocke Bläsermusik(10") Harmonia (2) LK 9209 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DE 54 Gluck* / Jeremiah Clarke / Paul KletzkiThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Gluck* / Jeremiah Clarke / Paul KletzkiThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Overture: 'Iphigenie En Aulide' / Trumpet Voluntary(7", EP, Mono, Club) World Record Club DE 54 Australia 1959 Sell This Version

Compilations

2664 152 Charles Gounod, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Marc Antoine Charpentier, Jeremiah Clarke, Charles-Marie Widor, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg, Georges Bizet Charles Gounod, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Marc Antoine Charpentier, Jeremiah Clarke, Charles-Marie Widor, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg, Georges Bizet - Alleluia(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 2664 152 France 1975 Sell This Version
SRV 376 SD Albinoni*Vivaldi*Pachelbel*J.S.Bach*Clarke* Albinoni*Vivaldi*Pachelbel*J.S.Bach*Clarke* - Solid Gold Baroque(LP, Comp) Vanguard SRV 376 SD US 1982 Sell This Version
CD AU 34017 Clarke*, Bach*, Homilius*, Krebs*, Lübeck*, Telemann*, Torelli*, Wolfgang Portugall, Egbert Lewark Clarke*, Bach*, Homilius*, Krebs*, Lübeck*, Telemann*, Torelli*, Wolfgang Portugall, Egbert Lewark - Music For Organ & Trumpet(CD, Comp) Aurophon CD AU 34017 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SBK 63061 William Brade, Aurelio Bonelli, Johann Christoph Pezel*, Orlande de Lassus*, Gottfried Reiche, Anthony Holborne, Jeremiah Clarke, Georg Friedrich Händel, William Croft, Henry Purcell, Georg Philipp Telemann, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, New England Brass Ensemble, E. Power Biggs William Brade, Aurelio Bonelli, Johann Christoph Pezel*, Orlande de Lassus*, Gottfried Reiche, Anthony Holborne, Jeremiah Clarke, Georg Friedrich Händel, William Croft, Henry Purcell, Georg Philipp Telemann, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, New England Brass Ensemble, E. Power Biggs - The Glorious Sound of Brass - Renaissance and Baroque Masterpieces(CD, Comp) Sony Classical SBK 63061 US 1997 Sell This Version