Dr Martin V. Clarke, BA (Hons) (Dunelm), PhD (Dunelm), FRCO, DipABRSM
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Martin Clarke's research interests lie in the relationship of music and theology and the history of sacred music, with a particular focus on Methodist music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He was awarded a PhD in 2008 for his thesis, John Wesley and the Music of Eighteenth-Century Methodism: Principles and Practice. Martin's doctoral supervisor was Prof Bennett Zon. The thesis has a strong interdisciplinary focus, exploring the connections between Methodism's theology, doctrine and hymnody, both words and music. In 2007, he held a Visiting Fellowship at Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas and in 2013 he will take part in a Consultation on Music and Theology at the Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University. He has taught on a wide range of undergraduate modules, including Aural Skills & Performance, Issues and Methods in Musicology, Theory & Musicology, Historical Trends in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries and Programme Music. He also teaches for The Open University.
- British music in the eighteenth century
- Church Music
- Music and Methodism
- Music and Theology
- Clarke, Martin V. (2012). Music and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Ashgate.
- Clarke, Martin V. (2012). 'Meet and Right it is to Sing': Nineteenth-Century Hymnals and the Reasons for Singing. In Music and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Clarke, Martin V. Ashgate. 21-36.
- Clarke, Martin V. (2010). John Frederick Lampe's Hymns on the Great Festivals and Other Occasions: a case study in the relationship of Methodist hymnody, theology and music. In Music and the Wesleys. Temperley, Nicholas & Banfield, Stephen. Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 52-62.
Journal papers: academic
- Clarke, Martin V. (2010). The Illingworth Moor Singers' Book: A Snapshot of Methodist Music in the Early Nineteenth Century. Nineteenth-Century Music Review 7(1): 81-103.
- Clarke, Martin V. (2009). John Wesley's "Directions for Singing": Methodist Hymnody as an Expression of Methodist Beliefs in Thought and Practice. Methodist History XLVII(4): 196-209.
- Clarke, Martin V. (2008). Spirituality and Practicality: John Wesley's visit to America and Moravian Influences on Methodist Music and Worship. Lumen XXVII: 13-26.
Journal papers: popular
- Clarke, Martin V. (2008). Jonathan Battishill's Twelve Hymns, the Words by Revd Mr. Charles Wesley: Methodism and Fashionable Art Music in the Eighteenth Century. The Bulletin of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland 18(256): 379-390.
- Clarke, Martin V. (2008). John Wesley and Methodist Music in the Eighteenth Century: Principles and Practice. Music. Durham, University of Durham. PhD.