Born: Oc­to­ber 15, 1838, Net­tle­stead, Kent, Eng­land.

Died: March 31, 1904, Can­ter­bu­ry, Kent, Eng­land.

Buried: Saint Ma­ry the Vir­gin Churc­hyard, Net­tle­stead, Kent, Eng­land.


Gerard was the hu­sband of Eli­za­beth Lu­cy Whate­ley.

He was edu­cat­ed at Marl­bo­rough Col­lege (1849–57) and Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Cam­bridge (BA 1861, MA 1864). He al­so stu­died mu­sic in Dres­den, and helped George Mac­far­ren in re­form­ing the mu­sic­al cur­ri­cu­lum at Cam­bridge. A de­vout man, Clark con­sid­ered en­ter­ing the min­is­try, but de­cid­ed against it.

Clark com­posed a set­ting of Psalm 62 for So­lo Voic­es, Cho­rus and Or­ches­tra, com­mis­sioned for the North East Choirs As­so­cia­tion Fes­tiv­al at Ri­pon Ca­thed­ral in 1892; sev­en ser­vic­es, in­clud­ing the Ser­vice in C for Men’s Voic­es, writ­ten for St. George’s Cha­pel, Wind­sor Cas­tle; an­thems; the mo­tet Surge Il­lu­mi­na­re; glees; 20 set­tings for Bar­rack Room Ball­ads by Rud­yard Kip­ling; and a Suite for Vi­o­lin.



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If you know where to get a good por-trait of Cobb (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),