Caleb Simper. (12 September — 28 August ). =. Alternative Names/ Transliterations: Edwyn A. Clare. =. Authorities – WorldCat, Wikipedia, VIAF. a The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; a Thou visitest the earth, and blessest it, a Thou crownest the year with Thy. Life. Born: 12 September Died: 28 August Biography. View the Wikipedia article on Caleb Simper.

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Special thanks to those who have helped in this project, either through their own preservation efforts or in supplying scores to me. For someone so prolific and well-sold according to the publisherthe sheet music is very hard to find but I’m sure it’s out there!

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Although ignored if not derided by critics simpef, his anthems in particular became widely popular and were sold by his publisher under the slogan “Sung throughout the civilized world”. Excellent, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford. I recently gained access to the library at the church where our director was from. Excellent, original from Knox Presbyterian, Woodstock.

Some others were obtained from book scans sent to me by Stephen R. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I would very much like to complete this slmper by adding new or better scans. Over five million copies had been sold by the s and a few remain in print today, though Simper’s musical style has long since fallen from fashion. His son, Roland Chalmers Simper was also a composer [ citation needed ]. I also had to guess at some and so some listed as Choral might actually be Hymns.


This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’m not going to go into detail about this composer because several others have already done so. Good, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford. After a period in Worcesterwhere he worked in a music shop near that was owned by the Elgar family, he moved in the s to Barnstaple where he spent the remainder of his caleg life working as a choirmaster, organist and composer.

Excellent,original from Stephen R. English composers English classical organists Male organists births deaths British classical musician stubs Organist stubs. Fair, camera pictures from Stephen R. Excellent, original from Norwich United, Norwich. Good, photocopy from Stephen R. Christmas Hymns and Carols.

It contained about 15 original Simper pieces and I managed to get good scans of them. Excellent, original from Stephen R. Simper was born in the village of Barford St MartinWiltshirethe son of a shoemaker. Views Read Edit View history.

Caleb Simper

My focus is on the music he wrote, preserving what has been found. Just remember that most of the scans haven’t been cleaned up yet as that is a process that will take years. This article on an organist is a stub. Note that the Season and Type columns might not be very accurate.

In the last capacity he produced a prodigious amount of Anglican church music and organ pieces, written in an unsophisticated, popular style and aimed at small parish choirs and unskilled organists. Caleb Simper September 12, — August 28, was an English composer and organist.


Simpeg also found about 20 more pieces through general web searches. Peter Schepers schepers uwaterloo. He gained fame for his prolific output of choral and organ works.

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It is not known if all the titles exist as I do not have many of them and cannot confirm their existence, nor can I be sure that this list is complete. Good, original from Stephen R.

The director at the time was trying to find more of Simper’s choral works but it wasn’t easy. Re-engraved by Eby Mani. About the list below He also wrote somewhere in the region of pieces of organ music and several miscellaneous works such as “The Silver Clarion”, a march which exists in a version for organ and a version for pianoforte [ citation needed ].

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I was first exposed to his choral music in the church choir back around with the piece “Break Forth Into Joy”. Please, if you have Simper music that is not on this list, let me know if can it be arranged to have them scanned to my specifications and mailed to me. There can also be some duplication of titles. Good photocopy from Stephen R.