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William Shepherd


 Given name:     William
 Middle name:     
 Family name:     Shepherd
 Place of birth:     
 Place of death:     
 Year of birth:     c. 1760
 Year of death:     1812
 Profile:     Composer, Editor, Musician, Publisher
 Source of information:     

Biographical notes[edit]

William Shepherd (c. 1760 - 1812), was a cellist, fiddler-composer and music-seller of Edinburgh, who published his First Collection in 1793. In 1796 he formed a partnership with Nathaniel Gow, trading as Gow & Shepherd at 41 North Bridge, Edinburgh, and continued to sell music as well as to publish collections. While partnered with Gow, he issued his Second Collection around the year 1800. He apparently was not a stellar businessman, but Gow stayed with him until his death in 1812, and the business folded the next year.