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Thomas Clark

Short Name: Thomas Clark
Full Name: Clark, Thomas, 1775-1859
Birth Year: 1775
Death Year: 1859

Baptized: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1775, Can­ter­bu­ry, Kent, Eng­land.
Died: May 30, 1859, at his home in St. George’s Street, Can­ter­bu­ry, Kent, Eng­land.

A cob­bler and choir train­er, Clark led the sing­ing of the Psalms at the Wes­ley­an Cha­pel, Can­ter­bu­ry, and lat­er at the Uni­tar­i­an Church in Can­ter­bu­ry. It has been claimed he nev­er ac­tu­al­ly joined the Un­i­tar­i­ans, though he sym­pa­thized with them, and he re­signed from the Meth­od­ists. Clark wrote a num­ber of an­thems, in­clud­ing "Awake Up, My Glo­ry", "Daugh­ter of Zi­on" and "Since I Have Placed My Trust." His other works in­clude:

First Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1805
Second Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, cir­ca 1810
Congregational Har­mon­ist, 4 vol­umes (1828 to cir­ca 1835)
The Sac­red Glean­er, 1830
The Un­ion Tune-Book, 1837 (co-ed­it­or)
Union Har­mo­nist, 1841
Harmonized the se­cond edi­tion of the Un­ion Tune Book for the Sun­day School Un­ion, 1842
The Ju­ve­nile Har­mo­nist, 1842
David’s Harp—A Ser­ies of Orig­in­al Tunes Com­posed Exp­ress­ly to the Psalt­er, 1843
The Ser­a­phim or Sac­red Har­mo­nist, 1843
British Psalm­o­dy, with Al­ex­an­der Hume (Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: 1844)


Tunes by Thomas Clark (8)sort descendingAsInstances
BURNHAM (Clark)Thomas Clark, 1775-1859 (Composer)2
CRANBROOKThomas Clark (Composer)7
CREDITON (Clark)Thomas Clark (Composer)37
ESSEX (Clark)Thomas Clark (Composer)24
GARDINER (Clark)Thomas Clark (Composer)2
GREENLAND (Clark)Thomas Clark (Composer)1
PIETYThomas Clark (Composer (attributed to))1
WARSAW (Clark)Clark (? Thomas, 1775-1859 (Composer (attributed to))10
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