Goulding & Co.

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7 Westmoreland Street

Also: London [during this period]:
76 St James's Street, 1803–04
117 New Bond Street, c. 1804–08
124 New Bond Street, c. 1808–11
20 Soho Square, c. 1811–17


An English-based firm of music sellers, publishers and instrument makers founded in London by George Goulding c. 1786.

Between 1802 and 1816 they operated an agency in Dublin under the name Goulding & Co., which was interchangeably referred to as:
Goulding, Knevett & Co., from 1802 to 1806
Goulding, Philipps, D'Almaine & Co., from c. 1806 to 1810
Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co., from c. 1810 to 1816
Goulding, Willis & Co., c. 1814 to 1817

In 1817 Isaac Willis took over the 7 Westmoreland Street premises under his own name, but Goulding's music publications were continued to be advertised as 'to be had at 7 Westmoreland St., Dublin' until c. 1826 (Boydell, 'Flageolet').

[Note: Saunders's News-Letter provides the 1802 date for the opening of the Dublin premises. The name of Philipps appears in the Dublin Directories until 1816, although he left the partnership in 1810. Poole & Halton give the dates as 1803-1816.]

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  • 'Handel's Messiah, abridged and adapted for the voice and piano forte, with an Accompaniment for the flute and violin, by J. Mazzinghi, No. 1 [...] Handel's Overtures for the piano forte, with an Accompaniment for the flute, adapted by J. Mazzinghi, No. 1 [...] Three Duets for the piano forte, arranged from favourite Sonatas, composed by J. Mazzinghi' (Saunders's News-Letter)
  • Nobody Coming to Marry Me. A ballad Sung by Mrs. Jordan, c. 1806–08 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • Mazzinghi, J., Flora's Wreath, a Pastoral Ballad, as Sung by Mr Philipps, with Universal Applause at the Dublin Theater, and at the Public and Private Concerts [...] Arranged for the Voice and Piano Forte, with a Flageolet, or German Flute Accompaniment ad. lib, c. 1806–08 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • J. Marsh, The Nightingale: a Favorite Military Rondo, Arranged for Pianoforte with an Accompaniment for the Octavo Flute or Flageolet, c. 1806–08 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • The English & French Flageolet Preceptor or the Whole Art of Playing the Flageolet, rendered easy to every capacity, wherein every instruction relative to these instruments is elucidated in the most clear and simple manner and by which anyone may learn to play with taste and judgement in a short time[.] To which is added a valuable selection of favorite airs, song tunes, duets &c., many never before published in any book of instruction. The airs, &c., are adapted for the German flute or violin, c. 1806–08 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • Goulding & Co.'s Collection of New and Favorite Country Dances, Reels and Waltzes. Arranged for the Piano Forte & Flute or Patent Flageolet, by John Parry. London, Goulding & Co., 20 Soho Square, 7 Westmoreland St., Dublin 1815 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
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  • Jouse, Complete Instruction for Singing, 1812 (Hogan)
  • Jouse, Complete Instructions for Pianoforte, 1812 [new edn] (Hogan)
  • Rauzzini, Solfeggi, 1812 (Hogan)
  • Boile, Tutor for the German Flute, 1812 (Hogan)
  • Loder, New Instructions for the Violin, 1812 (Hogan)
  • Royal Kent Bugles manufactured by J.B. Logier, 1813 (Lasocki)
  • Last Update: 20-05-2021