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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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Category:Simper, Caleb

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.

Re-engraved by Eby Mani. 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. Caleb Simper September 12, — August 28, was an English composer and organist. 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. He gained fame for his prolific output of choral and organ works.

Good photocopy from Stephen R. Some others were obtained from book scans sent to me by Xaleb R.

It contained about 15 original Simper pieces and I managed to get good scans of them. Excellent, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Good, photocopy from Stephen R. He simpre 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 ].


Peter Schepers schepers uwaterloo. Christmas Hymns and Carols. The director at the ssimper was trying to find more of Simper’s choral works but it wasn’t easy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I was first exposed to his choral music in the church choir back around with the piece “Break Forth Into Joy”.

There can also be some duplication of titles. Special thanks to those who smiper helped in this project, either through their own preservation efforts or in supplying scores to me.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. 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! Good, original from Stephen R. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. I also had to guess at some and so some listed as Choral might actually be Hymns.

His son, Roland Chalmers Simper was also a composer [ citation needed ]. Excellent, original from Norwich United, Norwich.

About the list below Retrieved from ” https: I would very much like to complete this list by adding new or better scans. Excellent, original from Knox Presbyterian, Woodstock. Good, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford. Note that the Season and Type columns might not be very accurate.


This article about a British classical musician is a stub. 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 active sim;er working as a choirmaster, organist and composer.

I’ve also found about 20 more pieces through general web searches.

The earth is the Lord’s (Caleb Simper) – ChoralWiki

Simper was born in the village of Barford St MartinWiltshirethe son of a shoemaker. I recently gained access to the library at the church where our director was from.

Views Read Edit View history. I’m not going to go into detail about this composer because several others have already done so. This article on an organist is a stub.

Fair, camera pictures from Stephen R.

My focus is on the music he wrote, preserving what has been found. English composers English classical organists Male organists births deaths British classical musician stubs Organist stubs. Just remember that most of the scans haven’t been cleaned up yet as ccaleb is a process that will take years.

Excellent,original from Stephen R. Excellent, original from Stephen R. Although ignored if not derided by criticshis anthems in particular became widely popular and were sold by his publisher under the slogan “Sung throughout the civilized world”.