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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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. Excellent, original from Norwich United, Norwich.

I’m not going to go into detail about this skmper because several others have already done so. Good, original from Stephen R. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Some others were obtained from book scans sent to me by Stephen R. His son, Roland Chalmers Simper was also a composer [ citation needed ].

I was first exposed to his choral music in the church choir back around with the piece “Break Forth Into Joy”. It contained about 15 original Simper pieces and I managed to get good scans of them. Caleb Simper September 12, faleb August 28, was an English composer and organist.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. 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.


I recently gained access to the library at the church where our director was from. 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 ]. Peter Schepers schepers uwaterloo.

The director at the time was trying to find more of Simper’s choral works but it wasn’t easy. Views Read Edit View history.

Excellent, ssimper from Bethel Reformed, Brantford.

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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 life working as a choirmaster, organist and composer. Just remember that most of the scans haven’t been cleaned up yet as that is a process that will take years. Good, photocopy from Stephen R. Note that the Season and Type columns might not be very accurate.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article on an organist is a stub. Retrieved from ” https: This article about a British classical musician is a stub. Excellent, original from Knox Presbyterian, Woodstock. Good, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford. Re-engraved by Eby Mani. English composers English classical organists Male organists births deaths British classical musician stubs Organist stubs.

My focus is on the music he wrote, preserving what has been found. 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! Excellent,original from Stephen R. I would very much like to complete this list by adding new or better scans. I also had to guess at some and so some listed as Choral might actually be Hymns.


Caleb Simper

Special thanks to those who have smiper in this project, either through their own preservation efforts or in supplying scores to me. Excellent, original from Stephen R. 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. 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”.

He gained fame for his prolific output of choral and organ works.

Good photocopy from Stephen R. Christmas Hymns and Carols. 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.

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Fair, camera pictures from Stephen R. About the list below Simper was born in the village of Barford St MartinWiltshirethe son csleb a shoemaker. I’ve also found about 20 more pieces through general web searches.