Stewart, Sir Robert (Prescott)

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Stewart, Sir Robert (Prescott)

Stewart, Sir Robert (Prescott), Irish organist, conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Dublin, Dec. 16, 1825; d. there, March 24, 1894. He received training as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, where he became organist, and at Trinity Coll. in 1844. He was made conductor of the Univ. Choral Soc. in 1846, and then took the Mus.B. and Mus.D. degrees in 1851; in 1852 he became organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where he also served as vicar-choral. He was named prof. of music at the Univ. in 1861 and at the Irish Academy of Music in 1871; served as conductor of the Dublin Phil, (from 1873); was knighted in 1872. He wrote orch. pieces, instrumental music, cantatas, services, anthems, odes, glees, and songs.


O. Vignoles, Memoir of Sir R.P. S. (London, 1899); J. Culwick, Ue Works of Sir R. S. (Dublin, 1902).

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