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Jeremiah Clarke Famous memorial

Birth
Greater London, England
Death
1 Dec 1707 (aged 32–33)
Ludgate, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Plot
Unmarked grave in unconsecrated section of the old churchyard
Memorial ID
9916703 View Source

Composer. He was named Master of Choristers at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in 1703, and joint organist of the Chapel Royal in 1704. His compositions include 20 church anthems and several songs and harpsichord pieces. Depressed over a rejected marriage proposal (his intended bride was of a higher social rank), he shot himself in the churchyard of St. Paul's. Given the circumstances of Clarke's death, it is ironic that his best known work, the "Trumpet Voluntary" (1700) for organ and brass, is most often played at weddings.

Composer. He was named Master of Choristers at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in 1703, and joint organist of the Chapel Royal in 1704. His compositions include 20 church anthems and several songs and harpsichord pieces. Depressed over a rejected marriage proposal (his intended bride was of a higher social rank), he shot himself in the churchyard of St. Paul's. Given the circumstances of Clarke's death, it is ironic that his best known work, the "Trumpet Voluntary" (1700) for organ and brass, is most often played at weddings.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 17 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9916703
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9916703/jeremiah-clarke: accessed ), memorial page for Jeremiah Clarke (1674–1 Dec 1707), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9916703, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .