Biography of Dr Charles W. Pearce
Pearce, Dr Charles William. Mus.B. (Cantab, 1881), Mus.D. (Cantab, 1884), M.A., F.R.C.O.
Studied in Salisbury with Theodore Aylward (organ); in London with Dr Charles Garland Verrinder, Dr W. S. Hoyte (organ), C. J. Read (harmony), E. Prout (q.v.) (harmony) and Dr Edward J. Hopkins (organ).
Organist of St. Martin’s, Salisbury, 1871-73; St. Luke’s, Old Street, London, 1874-85; St. Clement’s, Eastcheap, London, 1885-.
Professor of organ and composition at Trinity College, London, 1882; dean there, 1891; honorary treasurer to the Union of Musical Graduates, 1894; professor of harmony at the Guildhall School of Music, London, 1898; director of examinations at Trinity College London, 1908; music editor.
Composed church cantatas, services, anthems, organ pieces, &c.
b. Salisbury, England, Dec. 5th, 1856;
d. Poole, Dec. 2nd, 1928.
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