Author Archives: Martin Clarke

Music from Elaine Moohan’s edition of Robert Johnson’s Complete Works to be performed in New York

Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) presents a concert of music from Scotland, dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries.  It takes place at Christ and St Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023, on Friday, October 18th at … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr Martyn Strachan!

Congratulations to Dr Martyn Strachan, who was awarded his PhD at the OU graduation ceremony in Glasgow on 27 September. Martyn’s thesis, Style in the Music of Arthur Sullivan: An Investigation, was supervised by Fiona Richards, Martin Clarke and Rosemary Golding. … Continue reading

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Clara Schumann at 200

The renowned concert pianist, composer and teacher Clara Schumann (née Wieck) was born on this day, 13 September, in 1819. In this short video, OU Music Lecturer and Staff Tutor Dr Laura Hamer discusses Clara Schumann’s life and career. Clara Schumann … Continue reading

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Students showcase their learning at Trinity Laban

On Thursday 11 April, students on the Certificate: The Practice of Music Making, our collaborative module with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, presented a performance as the culmination of their residential week in Greenwich. All students took part … Continue reading

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Martin Clarke to present at Institute of Historical Research

OU Music lecturer Martin Clarke presents a paper on ‘Hearing and Believing: listening experiences as religious experiences in nineteenth-century British Christianity’ at the Modern Religious History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research on Wednesday 17 January. The paper draws … Continue reading

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Martin Clarke to give conference paper in Sweden

OU Music Lecturer Martin Clarke will present a paper at a conference on Lutheran Music Culture at Uppsala University, Sweden, next week. The conference is one of many events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Martin’s paper is … Continue reading

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New publication: British Methodist Hymnody

A new book by OU Music Lecturer Martin Clarke has just been published. British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience argues that the significance of hymnody in British Methodism is best understood as a combination of its official status, spiritual expression, … Continue reading

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LED panel at Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain Conference

On 28 June, members of the OU Music Department took part in a panel on ‘Working class listening in the long nineteenth century’ at the Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain conference at the University of Birmingham. Charied by Trevor Herbert, this … Continue reading

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Martin Clarke gives keynote lecture at conference on hymnody

Lecturer Martin Clarke gave a keynote lecture on ‘Moravian influences on Methodist hymnody’ at the conference My Heart Strangely Warmed on 20 May. The conference, which explored the role of hymnody in the Lutheran, Moravian, and Methodist churches, was one … Continue reading

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April Academic of the Month: Martin Clarke

This month, it’s my turn to share some insights into the variety of activities I’m involved in as part of my work as a Lecturer in the Music Department. I have a number of ongoing research projects that I’ll be … Continue reading

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