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Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 - December 1, 1707) was an English composer, now best remembered for the popular keyboard piece attributed to him, the Prince of Denmark's March, commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary and attributed for a long time to Henry Purcell. Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Act of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Look up Keyboard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A keyboard can refer to a: Alphanumeric keyboard, any keyboard that has both letter and numbers on it Typewriter keyboard Computer keyboard IBM PC keyboard Musical keyboard, a keyboard on a musical instrument Keyboard instrument, such as the piano Keyboard synthesizer, a... The Prince of Denmarks March, commonly, though erroneously known as the Trumpet Voluntary, is a work for keyboard (later adapted to trumpet) by Jeremiah Clarke, composed around 1700. ... Trumpet Voluntary is the title of several pieces of Baroque music. ... Henry Purcell (IPA: ; September 10 (?), 1659 (?)–November 21, 1695), a Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of Englands greatest composers — indeed, he has often been called Englands finest native composer. ...


Thought to have been born in London in 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 by shooting himself. He was succeeded in his post by William Croft. The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... John Blow (1649 - October 1, 1708) was an English composer and organist. ... St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London in London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... An organist is a musician who plays the organ, whether pipe or electronic. ... The Chapel Royal did not originally refer to a building but an establishment in the Royal Household. ... The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David, 1787 Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ... William Croft (December 30 (baptism), 1678 - August 14, 1727) was an English composer and teacher. ...


External Links

  • Easybyte - free easy piano music for Trumpet Voluntary

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Jeremiah Clarke was born in 1642/1643 in Newport, Newport, Ri.
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Samuel Clarke was born in 1677 and died in 1761.
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