Robert Lucas Pearsall
1795 - 1856
His setting of In dulci jubilo is still performed frequently at Christmas. Pearsall was an amateur composer, and many of his compositions were not published until after his death, and even now the majority of his work remains in manuscript. A signficant step forward in remedying this has been taken in Novello's publication of two collections of his partsongs, available on Musicroom.
He contributed to both Roman Catholic and Anglican Church music, and helped to re-establish plainsong, Renaissance polyphony, and ancient church hymns in German-speaking countries. His interests and represented values places him firmly as a member of the Romantic movement.