Personalities | Jeremiah Clarke | Late Baroque | Classical

c. 1674–1707
English composer

Clarke was a chorister of the Chapel Royal when he sang at the Coronation of James II in 1685. He became organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, then Gentleman Extraordinary and one of the organists of the Chapel Royal. In 1704 he succeeded Blow as Master of the Choristers at St Paul’s. He composed anthems, odes, keyboard pieces and theatre music. Though one of the leading English church composers of his time, Clarke is nowadays chiefly remembered for his Prince of Denmark’s March, also known as the Trumpet Voluntary (1697), long attributed to Purcell.

Recommended Recording:
Favourite Baroque Classics (incl. Prince of Denmark’s March), Brandenburg Consort (dir) Roy Goodman (Hyperion)

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