Category talk:Pearce, Edward

English church musician and composer. He was a chorister of Canterbury Cathedral from 1568 to 1575, and a singing-man from 1577 until at least 1581. [...] One of Pearce's pupils at St Paul's was Thomas Ravenscroft, who wrote warmly of him as a trainer of boys' voices and composer for the lute and other instruments. [...]

No sacred music by Pearce is known, and only two secular pieces (a four-part hunting song and a song for voice and three instruments) have survived; they were included by Ravenscroft in his Briefe Discourse

Source: Thurston Dart, David Scott, Roger Bowers: Edward Pearce quoted from Grove Music Online accessed 31 January 2010, Complete article (requires subscription)