Author Archives: Martin Clarke

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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New OU curriculum partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

The OU Department of Music is delighted to announce the launch of a partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. ‘The Practice of Music Making’ (PMM) Certificate, developed by Trinity Laban in association with the OU, combines distance learning … Continue reading

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Christmas carols

OU Music Lecturer Martin Clarke has just had an article on Sir David Willcocks and Christmas Carols published in The Conversation UK. Ideal reading before tomorrow’s Carols from King’s!

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7. Music is good for employability

Music is good for employability – as well as gaining subject-specific knowledge, and we will help you develop transferable skills which are valuable for any workplace. You might wonder what benefit being able to analyse a Piano Sonata by Mozart … Continue reading

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6. Music combines well with other subjects

Music combines well with other subjects – you’ll begin your undergraduate degree studying music alongside other Arts subjects including Art History, Classics, English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies. You can follow these other subjects alongside music as you progress through … Continue reading

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Visiting Fellowship

I am currently part way through a month’s study leave as the recipient of a Visiting Fellowship at Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. I have been using the library’s extensive resources on hymnology and Methodist history in connection … Continue reading

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