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William McGibbon


Biographical info

William McGibbon (1696-1756) is believed to have been born in Glasgow. In 1709, he went to London, where he studied with William Corbett, and travelled to Italy with him in 1711. Around 1720, McGibbon settled in Edinburgh, and played in the Edinburgh Musical Society from 1726. He died in Edinburgh. Upon McGibbon's death, his estate was left to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; they sold Cooper's plates of McGibbon's Scots tune books to Bremner, who published them in Edinburgh and London. Neil Stewart published his editions in Edinburgh 1761-1783, and S. A. & P. Thompson theirs in London, 1779-1794. (Grove)

Sources authored by William McGibbon

Title Year Edition
A Collection of Scots Tunes (original) 1742-1746
A Collection of Scots Tunes (Bremner) [c.1759]
A Collection of Scots Tunes (Stewart) [c.1761]
A Collection of Scots Tunes (Bremner, 4 vol. edition) [1755-c.1784]
A Collection of Scots Tunes (Rutherford) [c.1745-1772]
A Choice and Favorite Collection of Scots Tunes (Thompson) [1779-1794?]
A Collection of Scots Tunes (Whyte) [c.1800]
A Collection of Scots Tunes (Glasgow) [1804]