Friday, December 1, 2023

Jeremiah Clarke

Jeremiah Clarke was an English baroque composer and organist, most familiar for Trumpet Voluntary, a popular piece often played at wedding ceremonies.

Clarke is said to have fallen in love with a woman who was above his social class. Distraught over the impossibility of the romance, Clarke died by suicide in December of 1707. Jeremiah Clarke was thirty three years old when he died.

Jeremiah Clarke (1674 – December 1, 1707)