William Hall & Son

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History

William Hall was born in Tarrytown, New York on May 13, 1796. He learned the trade of manufacturing musical instruments and in 1821 formed a partnership in New York with John Firth (1789-1864) under the firm name of Firth & Hall. In 1833 Sylvanus Billings Pond (1792-1871) was admitted into partnership and the firm was renamed Firth, Hall & Pond. In 1847 Hall left that firm and with his son James F. Hall formed William Hall & Son. James withdrew from the firm in 1870 to join the army. William Hall died on May 3, 1874 and his firm was acquired by Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston. In addition to publishing and selling sheet music William Hall & Son manufactured and sold pianos, organs, melodeons, guitars, and woodwind instruments.

Editions

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • William Hall & Son (1847-1874)
  • also sometimes just "Hall & Son" (1850s?)

Addresses

  • 239 Broadway, New York (1848-1858)
  • 543 Broadway, New York (1859-1870)
  • 751 Broadway, New York (1871-1874)

Plate Numbers

Plate numbers for William Hall & Son were issued in a fairly regular chronological fashion in the format of ####.

Plate Composer Work Year
25 Ržiha Sounds from the Heart 1848
41 Grube Viola Waltz 1848
72 Saroni Our Childhood's Home 1848
130–131 La Hache 2 Polkas brillantes, Op.24 (nos.2, 1) 1848
191 Beethoven 7 Bagatelles, Op.33 (No.4 arr. by Thomas Moore)
196 Ržiha Eldorada Polka 1848
216 Strakosch Postillion Polka (1848?)
247 Strakosch Souvenir du lac de Como 1848
366 Hodges Friendship's Diadem 1849
468 Grube Romanesca Polka 1849
545 Meyer Le Carnaval de Venise, Op.31 (1849?)
476 Strakosch La Sylphide, Fantaisie Romantique 1849
580 Blessner Empire State Quick Step 1850
582 Grube Georgia Waltz 1850
592 Albert Coquette
665 Wallace Innocence 1850
814 Wallace Mélodie irlandaise, Op.53 1850
872 Strakosch La Melancholie 1850
881 Dodworth, A. Ogden Polka arr. Piano Duet by Dyer 1850
960 Wallace Night Winds 1851
973 Dressler Champaigne Schottisch, Op.12 1851
1025 Wallace The World's Fair Polka 1851
1046 Wallace The World's Fair Polka (arr. piano 4 hands by Dressler) 1851
1048 Wallace Fantasie on 'The Low Back'd Car' 1851
1077 Wallace Marche militaire 1851
1088 Wallace Alpine Melody 1851
1109 Beyer Miss Lucy Long 1851
1208 Barker Mary Avourneen (voice/gtr arr. by Dressler) 1851
1276 La Hache Temptation Polka, Op.47 1851
1315 Dressler Scraps of Melody for Young Pianists, Op.23 (no.5) 1851
1400 Dudgeon The Flowing River, a waltz 1851
1406 Dressler Scraps of Melody for Young Pianists, Op.23 (no.17) 1852
1408 Dodworth, A. An Original Gorlitza 1851
1482 Albert Coquette (William Dressler ed.) 1852
1831 Wallace Fantasie elegante sur des themes de l'opera Don Pasquale 1852
1846 Barker The Haunted Stream (voice and guitar) 1852
1854 Barker Lucy Gray (voice/gtr arr. by Dressler) 1852
1858 Strakosch The Magyar Polka 1852
1871 Strakosch Premier Amour 1852
1896 Strakosch Yankee Doodle, Concert Variations 1852
1977 Wallace Grande Polka de Concert No.2, Op.68 1852
2013 Dressler Fire-Fly Fantasie and Variations, Op.52 1852
2039 Wallace Rosebud Polka 1852
2043 Strakosch The Nightingale 1852
2046 Dressler Alboni Schottisch, Op.36 1852
2093 Wallace Evening Star Schottische 1852
2102 Paganini La Streghe, Op.8 (arr. for piano by W.V. Wallace) 1852
2115 Wallace Adieu, Dear Native Land 1852
2117 Pychowski Festival March in E-flat major (arr. for Percussion, Violin, Cello, and Piano) 1852
2260 Wallace The Lotus Leaf 1853
2284 Strakosch Oleona, Barcarole 1853
2271 Wallace 2 valses espagnoles 1853
2274 Wallace Winter Polka 1853
2326 Wallace L'heliotrope valse 1853
2336 Wallace 6 Etudes de Salon, Op.77 (No.2) 1853
2445 Wallace 6 Etudes de Salon, Op.77 (No.3) 1853
2468 Wallace Evening Star Schottische (4h. arr. by Dressler) 1853
2513 Wallace The Invitation Polka 1853
2652 Eckert Balbina 1853
2668 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Otello 1853
2669 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Martha 1853
2672 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Stradella 1853
2673 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Zauber Flöte 1853
2722 Pychowski Impromptu champêtre, Op.39 1854
2762 Strakosch Caprice Russe 1854
2770 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Il Don Giovani 1854
2807 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Lucia di Lammermoor 1854
2816 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Ernani 1854
2817 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Norma 1854
2819 Wallace First Love Schottisch 1854
2912 Wallace The Angler's Polka 1854
2916 Pychowski Sentiments of Youth, Op.34 1854
2961 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Fra Diavolo 1854
2978 Wallace Souvenir de Naples 1854
2985 Wallace Farewell Schottisch 1854
2990 Wallace Psalm 100 1854
3003 Wallace Grande Polka de Concert No.3, Op.72 1854
3067 Wallace 6 Etudes de Salon, Op.77 (No.4) 1854
3127 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Maritana 1854
3129 Wallace Tremolo Schottisch 1855
3130 Wallace 24 Preludes and Scales 1855
3179 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera Der Freyschütz 1855
3182 Wallace Fantasie de salon sur l'opera La somnambula 1855
3250 Verdi Rigoletto (La donna e mobile arr. W.V. Wallace) 1855
3345 Gottschalk The Banjo, Op.15 1855
3352 Wallace Good Night and Pleasant Dreams, Tyrolien 1855
3442 Gottschalk Jérusalem, Op.13 1855
3443 Gottschalk Souvenirs d'Andalousie, Op.22 1855
3445 Gottschalk La Jota Aragonesa, Op.14 1855
3495 Eisfeld Polacca de Concert in B-flat major 1855
3503 Wallace Forget Me Not 1856
3512 Wallace Eugenie 1856
3513 Wallace Roslyn Castle 1856
3528 Gottschalk Marche de Nuit, Op.17 1856
3576 Mason Etude de Concert, Op.9 1856
3700 Wallace The Winds that Waft My Sighs to Thee (E maj. version) 1856
3857 Vieuxtemps 3 Fantasias on Themes from Verdi Operas, Op.29 (no.1 pf4h, WV Wallace) 1857
3929 Wallace Variations brillantes 1857
3940 Wallace Fantasie brillante sur l'opera de Verdi, La traviata 1857
4033 Gottschalk Chant du Soldat, Op.23 1857
4110 Gottschalk Sospiro, Op.24 1857
4113 Gottschalk Ricordati, Op.26 1857
4136 Gottschalk Reflets du passé, Op.28 1858
4137 Gottschalk Apothéose, Op.29 1858
4529 Brown Ever of Thee 1860
4576 Gottschalk Jeunesse, Op.70 1860
4577 Gottschalk God Save the Queen, Op.41 (1860)
4578 Gottschalk Printemps d'Amour, Op.40 1860
4585 Gottschalk Souvenir des Ardennes 1860
4592 Gottschalk Ojos criollos, Op.37 1860
4638 Gottschalk Polonia, Op.43 1861
4688 Gottschalk Murmures éoliens, Op.46 1862
6000 Rossini Guillaume Tell (overture arr. piano 4-hands Gottschalk) 1864
6499 Gottschalk Impromptu, Op.54 1869
6519 Gottschalk Marche Funèbre 1870
6539 Bassford Cassilda (no.16) 1870
6554, 6556–6558 Bristow Rip Van Winkle, Op.22 (Some excerpts from 1855 version - Act 1, Sc. 1, others) 1870
6568 Gottschalk La Favorita, Op.68 1871
6608 Sloper Fantasie on the Opera Zampa 1872
6620 Bristow Rip Van Winkle, Op.22 (Act 3, Sc.1) 1872

Catalogs

Sources Consulted

  1. "Firth, Pond & Co." Wikipedia.
  2. "Firth Pond and Co. - New York Makers" McGee Flutes.
  3. Groce, Nancy. Musical Instrument Makers of New York (Pendragon Press, 1991). Google Preview.
  4. "General William Hall." Jones, F.O., ed. A Handbook of American Music and Musicians (Canaserage, NY: F.O. Jones, 1886). Archive.org.
  5. "Hall & Son." Antique Piano Shop.

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