Samuel Peirson

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Samuel Peirson (c. 1647 - 1720) was an English organist.

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Peirson succeeded John Reading as Organist of Chichester Cathedral in October 1677. He was suspended for three months in 1711 for his public assertion that "the late King William was a pickpocket... he had no more religion than a dog!". It was during Peirson's tenure of office that Renatus Harris installed the Main Organ in the cathedral.[1] He died in office at Chichester.[2]

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
John Reading
Organist
of Chichester Cathedral

1677-1720
Succeeded by
Thomas Kelway