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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I recently gained access to the library at the church where our director was from. It contained about 15 original Simper pieces and I managed sinper get good scans of them.

Good, original from Stephen R. Views Read Edit View history. Please, if you ccaleb 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. 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.

He gained fame for his prolific output of choral and organ works. 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. Good photocopy from Stephen R.

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! Peter Schepers schepers uwaterloo.


I also had to guess at some and so some listed as Choral might actually be Hymns. Just simpfr that most of the scans haven’t been cleaned up yet as that is a process that will take years. This article about a Calrb classical musician is a stub. Excellent,original from Stephen R.

Caleb Simper – ChoralWiki

Excellent, original from Knox Presbyterian, Woodstock. Simper was born in the village of Barford St MartinWiltshirethe son of a shoemaker. My focus is on the music he wrote, preserving what has been found. By using this site, you agree to the Terms caoeb Use and Privacy Policy.

Re-engraved by Eby Mani. Excellent, original from Stephen R. Christmas Hymns and Carols. Note that the Season and Type columns might not be very accurate. 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 ].

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

The Rolling Seasons – A Sacred Canata by Caleb Simper –

There can also be some duplication of titles. 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. His son, Roland Chalmers Simper was also a composer [ citation needed ]. Excellent, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford.

Caleb Simper

Some others were obtained from book scans sent to me by Stephen R. 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. English composers English classical organists Male organists births deaths British classical musician stubs Organist stubs. I was first exposed to his choral music in the church choir back around with the piece “Break Forth Into Joy”.


About the list below I’m not going to go into detail about this composer because several others have already done so. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat I’ve also found about 20 more pieces through general web searches.

Caleb Simper September 12, — August 28, was an English composer and organist. This article on an organist is a stub. Good, photocopy from Stephen R.

Retrieved from ” https: You can simpsr Wikipedia by expanding it. Fair, camera pictures from Stephen R.

Although calebb 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”.

I would very much like to complete this list by adding new or better scans. Good, original from Bethel Reformed, Brantford. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Excellent, original from Norwich United, Norwich.