Septimus Winner

Septimus Winner
Short Name: Septimus Winner
Full Name: Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902
Birth Year: 1827
Death Year: 1902

Born: May 11, 1827, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Died: November 22, 1902, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Philadelphia. Pennsylvania.

Alice Hawthorne (an arrangement of his mother’s maiden name)
Percy Guyer
Mark Mason
Paul Stenton

Winner was a well known poet, composer and violinist. A self taught musician, he also ran a music store, gave lessons on various instruments, and played in the Philadelphia Brass Band and Cecilian Musical Society. He wrote or edited over 200 volumes of music, for more than 20 instruments, and produced 2,000 arrangements for violin and piano. He wrote the song "Listen to the Mocking Bird," but sold the rights to it for the grand sum of five dollars; in the next few years, it sold 20,000,000 copies.

Hughes, pp. 470-71
Johnson, p. 708
Jones, pp. 176-77
Randel, pp. 990-91

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