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Shield, William (1748 - 1829), composer, viola player, song collector

Linda Troost

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Swalwell, nr Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 March 1748; d London, 25 Jan 1829). English composer, viola player and song collector. As the son of a music teacher he learnt the rudiments of music early, but after the death of his father in 1757 he was apprenticed to a boat builder, Edward Davison of South (or North) Shields. He resumed musical studies with Charles Avison of Newcastle, playing

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