Goulding Bassoons

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.

Goulding Literature

Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits. Knuf, 1978 Vol. 1, p. 379, 380.

Lasocki, David. “New Light on Eighteenth-Century English Woodwind Makers from Newspaper Advertisements”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 63, May 2010, pp. 127-130.

Montagu, Jeremy. Reed Instruments: The Montagu Collection: An Annotated Catalogue. Scarecrow Press, 2001, pp. 56-57.

Montagu, Jeremy. Bate Collection of Musical Instruments: Check List of the Collection. University of Oxford, Faculty of Music, Oxford, 1996.

Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.

Waters, Simon. “Networks on Innovation, Connection and Continuity in Woodwind Design and Manufacture in London between 1760 and 1840”. The Galpin Society Journal, LXXIII. March 2020, pp.10-29.

Young, Phillip. 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments. Tony Bingham, 1993.

Goulding, 6 key bassoon; Goulding1-O-Montagu

Goulding1-O-Montagu General Information

Goulding1-O-Montagu Data Spreadsheet

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Goulding, 8 key bassoon; Goulding2-O-Bate

Goulding2-O-Bate General Information

Goulding2-O-Bate Data Spreadsheet

Goulding2-O-Bate Photos