Sep. Winner

Cover 1870



The composer Septimus Winner (1827-1902), from Philadelphia, published music from about 1845 to 1897. He partnered from around 1845 to 1854 with his brother Joseph Eastburn Winner in the music publishing business. Septimus continued to operate music publishing firms under slightly different name forms until 1902. Finally he worked with his son J. Gibson Winner as Sep. Winner & Son from 1873 to 1897. The business was ultimately bought by Ditson.

In addition to composing popular songs, Winner also produced more than two hundred instruction method books for more than twenty-three instruments. He wrote more than fifteen hundred easy arrangements for various instruments and almost two thousand arrangements for violin and piano.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Winner & Shuster from 1853 to 1856,
  • Winner & Co. in 1863,
  • Sep. Winner & Co. in 1866 to 1867,
  • Sep. Winner & Son from 1873 to 1897.


  • Philadelphia

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