There are 2 Goulding bassoons in the Hichwa-Rachor database. The firm, established by George Goulding (1759-1814), flourished in London from c.1786 to the death of George Goulding in 1814. At this time, his widow, Sarah Dennis Goulding was forced into partnership with Thomas D’Almaine which last until 1833. The firm, the largest music business in late 18th and early 19th Century London, was known to have not only been a dealer in musical instruments, but also a music publisher and music seller. For the most part, Goulding bought instruments from many makers and resold them.
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