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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