Pearsall, Robert (Lucas)

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Pearsall, Robert (Lucas) (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.