St. John the Baptist Church, (actually an Anglican church masquerading as a Baptist one) in Barnstaple, England is set to celebrate the music of Caleb Simper later this month.
Simper, largely forgotten now, was once a wildly popular composer of music for the church. More than five million copies of music by Simper have been sold.
'Forgotten' Caleb scores a hit once again (thisisnorthdevon.co.uk)
In this country, a setting of the Nicene Creed by Caleb Simper is sung daily at Lake Delaware Boys' Camp, Delhi, New York. The camp also has something to celebrate this summer: it's 100th year. Most of those years (if not all of them) have included Simper.
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