McGibbon, William, Scottish violinist and composer; b. Edinburgh, c. 1690; d. there, Oct. 3, 1756. He studied violin in his youth with William Corbett in London, then became principal violinist of the Edinburgh Musical Soc. His extant works include 18 trio sonatas in 3 vols. (Edinburgh, 1729 and 1734; London, c. 1745), 6 sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo (Edinburgh, 1740), 6 sonatas for 2 Flutes (London, 1748), and variations on popular tunes for Solo Violin.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire