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Herbert L. Clarke

Herbert Lincoln Clarke (September 12, 1867 – January 30, 1945) was an American cornetist, feature soloist, bandmaster, and composer. He is considered the most prominent cornetist of his time.

Clarke's legacy includes composing a portion of the standard repertoire for the instrument, many recordings, as well as a seminal school of playing which emphasized not only technical aptitude, but also increased warmth and lyricism of tone. He also produced several method books that are still used by brass students, for example the Clarke Studies.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12, 1867 (Woburn), Died January 30, 1945 (Long Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, leader, cornet, composer, arranger, baritone vocal

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Recordings (Results 551-551 of 551 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 7682 10-in. 12/15/1920 The debutante Edna White Cornet solo, with orchestra composer  
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"Clarke, Herbert L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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