1824–1901

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1824, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 1901, Head­ing­ton Dis­trict, Eng­land.

Biography

Sheppard gra­du­at­ed from Cam­bridge Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1855, and was or­dained the next year.

He wrote for mu­sic­al pub­li­ca­tions, and for the Dic­tion­a­ry of Na­tion­al Bi­o­gra­phy, and for ma­ny years was pre­cen­tor and ed­it­or for the Don­cas­ter Church Cho­ral Uni­on.

His du­ties as rector of Thurns­coe, York­shire (West Rid­ing) lim­it­ed the time he could spend on music, but he did col­lab­o­rate with Sa­bine Baring-Gould to pub­lish Songs of the West, with folk songs from De­von and Corn­wall.

In March 1901, he was liv­ing in Ox­ford St. Giles.

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