James P. Clarke (composer)

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James P. Clarke (1807/08–1877) was a Canadian composer. He was the first person to receive a Bachelor's degree in music in North America. He is best known for his work Lays of the Maple Leaf (1853).

Life[edit]

Clarke was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1835. He received his bachelor's degree in music from the Kings College[which?] (later University of Toronto) in 1846, becoming the first person to do so in North America.[repetition][1][2]

Works[edit]

  • Lays of the Maple Leaf (1853)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Encyclopedia "Clarke, James, P.":"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  2. ^ World Military Bands "History of Music In Canada":"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 March 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2007. 

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