1795–1856

Introduction

Born: March 14, 1795, Clif­ton Hill, Bris­tol, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 5, 1856, War­ten­see Cas­tle (Schloss Wart­egg), Saint-Gall, Swit­zer­land.

Buried: War­ten­see Cas­tle, Saint-Gall, Swit­zer­land.

Biography

Pearsall prac­ticed law un­til 1825, when he suf­fered a stroke.

He then went to Mainz, Ger­ma­ny, to stu­dy mu­sic un­der Jo­seph Pa­nny. He lived most of the rest of his life out­side Bri­tain, ev­en sell­ing his fa­mi­ly es­tate at Wills­bridge, Glou­ces­ter­shire. He lived in Karls­ruhe, Ger­ma­ny, for a while, but spent the last years of his life at War­ten­see Castle, Swit­zer­land, on the shores of Lake Con­stance.

He is best re­mem­bered for his part songs, or­ches­tral works, an­thems, ser­vic­es, ma­dri­gals, mu­sic­al trea­tis­es, and ed­iti­ng of a Ca­tho­lic hym­nal.

Sources

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Pear­sall (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?