W. Hodsoll

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Hodsoll was a London publisher of the Viennese Classical period, operating from ca.1790 to ca.1830.

The firm was quite productive, issuing over 370 works. Typical items were arrangements such as Pleyel's celebrated symphony adapted for the piano forte, with accompaniments for a flute, violin & violoncello (ad libitum) by S. F. Rimbault and lavishly decribed theatrical songs such as The bird catcher, or Catch as catch can : a comic pastoral burletta as performed with the utmost applause at Sadlers Wells; op. 5, composed by V. De Cleve. Hodsoll was succeeded by Zenas Trivett Purday in 1831, who continued at the same address until 1860.

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  • W. Hodsoll
  • W. Hodsoll & Goulding


  • Sevenoaks (1794)
  • London, 45 High Holborn (1798-1831)

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