Music publishers and distributors of music books, Edinburgh
James Oswald was born in Crail, Fife, and was 18th century Scotland's most prolific and successful composer. After some years in Edinburgh he settled in London (1741-c.1763) pursuing a career as composer, cellist, teacher and publisher. In later life he was chamber-composer to George III. Two of his most notable works are the 'Airs for the Seasons' (1755-61), a set of 96 short sonatas and 'The Caledonian Pocket Companion', a collection of Scottish melodies in 12 books.