Robert Pearsall

(1795—1856) composer and antiquary

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(b Clifton, 1795; d Wartensee, 1856). Eng. composer. Lived mainly abroad. Wrote madrigals in 16th-cent. style. Comp. many part-songs, incl. O Who will o'er the Downs so Free? His setting for 8 solo vv. and 5-part chorus of the Ger. macaronic carol In dulci jubilo was made in 1834 and pubd. in 1836. Also comp. Requiem 1853–6.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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