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Jeremiah Clarke

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Jeremiah Clarke


Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674, London, England – 1 December 1707, London, England) was an English Baroque composer and organist.

Clarke was one of the pupils of John Blow at St Paul's Cathedral and a chorister in 1685 at the Chapel Royal. Between 1692 and 1695 he was an organist at Winchester College, then between 1699 and 1704 he was an organist at St Paul's Cathedral. He later became an organist and 'gentleman extraordinary' at the Chapel Royal; he shared that post with fellow composer William Croft, his friend. They were succeeded by John Blow.

Today, Clarke is best remembered for a popular keyboard piece that was originally either a harpsichord piece or a work for wind ensemble: the Prince of Denmark's March, which is commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, written in about 1700.

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