Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

Adaline Shepherd

From Wind Repertory Project
Adaline Shepherd


Adaline Shepherd (19 August 1883, Algona, Iowa – 12 March 1950, Milwaukee, Wisc.) was an American composer.

She began composing while in her early 20s, and published her most successful work, Pickles and Peppers, in 1906. She also composed Wireless Rag (1909) and Live Wires Rag (1910). Commemorating World War I, she also published a Victory March (1918).

She married Frederick Sherman Olson in 1910, and thereafter used his last name as her own. After her marriage, she retired from composition, and her compositions were unknown to her remaining family by the 1970s until they were contacted by reporters.

Works for Winds