Born: March 2, 1806, Cambridge, England.
Died: March 20, 1891, London, England.
Buried: Camberwell, Surrey, England.
Edward was the son of John Dearle and Harriet Harrison.
He was a chorister at King’s College, Trinity, and St. John’s College, Cambridge.
He attended Cambridge University (BM 1836, MusD 1842), and in 1837 won the Gresham Prize for his anthem Turn Thee Again.
He served as organist at St. Paul’s, Deptford (1827–30); Blackheath Parish Church (1830–32); St. Peter’s Church, Wisbeach (1832–33); Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Warwick (1833–35); and Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent (1835–64).
Dearle wrote a large body of religious music, and in 1875, helped found the Trinity College examination board in Portland Place, London.
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