Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary is heard nearly every time a bride walks down the aisle of a church.
When Clarke wrote this and and a couple of hymn tunes, most notably ST MAGNUS, he was probably infatuated with one of his pupils: a woman who was rather well-to-do, more well-to-do than, say, the organist at the Chapel Royal.
Though he contemplated hanging or drowning himself, eventually Clarke's infatuation drove him to put a bullet in his head.
Previously: Purcell, Henry (1659-1695)
Labels: Clarke, notable deaths
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