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History

The piano manufacturer and music publisher Sylvanus Billings Pond (April 5, 1792–March 12, 1871) joined John Firth and William Hall in the firm Firth, Hall & Pond in 1832. When Hall withdrew in 1848 the firm became Firth, Pond & Co. Upon S.B. Pond's retirement from the firm in 1850 he was succeeded by his son William A. Pond (Oct. 13, 1824–Aug. 12, 1885). In 1863 Firth and Pond split with Firth creating Firth, Son & Co. and Pond establishing William A. Pond & Co. at the same location (547 Broadway) that the predecessor firms had occupied since 1857. Pond's eldest son William A. Pond, Jr. joined the firm but died in 1884. After William, Sr. died in 1885 his other sons Albert Edward and George Warren Pond took control of the company. William A. Pond & Co. appears to have ceased operations in 1917. The firm's catalog was purchased by Joseph Fletcher in 1934 and eventually was acquired by Carl Fischer in 1946.

Editions

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • William A. Pond & Co. (1863–1917?)

Addresses

  • 547 Broadway, New York (1863–1878)
  • 25 Union Square, New York (1878–?)
  • also 39 Union Square (in 1875?)
  • Broadway between 15th and 16th Streets (1884)

Plate Numbers

Plate numbers for William A. Pond & Co. were issued in a fairly regular chronological fashion in the format of ####..

Plate Composer Work Year
5595 Foster Willie has Gone to the War 1863
5612 Schubert Gunpowder 1863
5789 Mason Ballade et barcarole, Op.15 1864
6119 Foster Beautiful Dreamer (arr. for piano by Baumbach) 1865
6443 Baker Black Crook Galop 1866
6810 Mills Recollections of Home, Op.23 1868
7095 Berg Reminiscences of Geneviève de Brabant 1868
7958 Tucker The Grey Hill Plaid 1870
8017 Mason Romance-étude, Op.32 1871
8122 Wyman Before the Lattice 1871
8169 Brandeis Waltz-Poem, Op.30 1872
8539 Strauss Jr. Wiener Blut, Op.354 (arr. for piano by Maylath) 1874
8546 Gounod Faust (act 2 waltz arr. for piano by Maylath) 1874
8622 Sherwood Spirit-Love 1874
8664 Brandeis Caprice 'Album Leaf', Op.37 1874
8982 Durand Chaconne, Op.62 1880?
9010 Berg Deus misereatur in C major 1875
9020 Kiesewetter Wettenlauf, Op.1 1875
9081 Foster Beautiful Dreamer (arr. for piano by Gobbaerts) 1879
9088 Horsley Kiss Me and Call Me Your Darling (A major version, chorus) 1876
9176 Dulcken Minuet de Boccherini, Op.107 1876
9181 Mills Hail Columbia, Op.8 1876
9202 Braham Sons of Temperance 1876
9256 Blake After Toiling Cometh Rest 1877
9458 Sudds Nocturne No.1, Op.41 1877
9469 Bartlett 2 Mazurkas, Op.33 (No.1) 1878
9505 Dulcken Minuet de Boccherini, Op.107 (arr. Maylath) 1878
9540 Bartlett 2 Mazurkas, Op.33 (No.2) 1878
9678 Bizet Carmen (Con vos ber affée and March arr. for piano by Maylath) 1878
9684 Morris Tarantelle, Op.11 1878
9691 Morgan National Thanksgiving Hymn 1878
9694 Gounod Marche religieuse (arr. for piano by Maylath) 1879
9745-46 Bristow Morning Service in C major, Op.54 1879
9842 La Villa Ave Maria 1879
9849 Runcie A Merry Life 1879
9874 Raff Autumn Song, Op.29 1879
9890 Michaelis Die Türkische Schaarwache, Op.83 (pf.arr by D.Krug) 1879
9904-08 Mosenthal 5 Part Songs for Female Voices 1879
9929 Bartlett Polonaise, Op.38 1879
10005 Gleason Otho Visconti, Op.7 (Prelude, arr.Eddy) 1880
10023 Gilchrist Jubilate in G major 1880
10049 Robyn Jubilate and Gloria in E major 1880
10079 Haydn Symphony Hob.I:97, C major (Adagio, arr. organ by S.N.Penfield) 1880
10090 Bartlett The Beating of My Own Heart, Op.43 1880
10141 Braham The Beauty of Limerick 1880
10157 Maylath Menuett, Op.119 (arr. piano 4 hands) 1884?
10158 Mills Fascination, Op.30 1880
10190 Waldteufel Chantilly, Op.171 (arr. piano 4 hands) 1880
10279 Morey Berceuse, Op.6 1881
10326 Handel Chaconne in G major, HWV 442 (variations 1-10) 1882
10330 Haydn Symphony Hob.I:100, G major (Menuet arr. by Maylath) 1882
10334 Beethoven Adelaide, Op.46 (simplified arr. by Maylath) 1882
10345 Thalberg 10 Piano Pieces, Op.36 (No.1 in simplified arr. by Maylath) 1882
10346 Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte, Op.62 (No.6 in simplified arr. by Maylath) 1882
10348 Gounod Ave Maria (arr. for piano by Maylath 1882
10349 Rossini Stabat Mater (Cujus animam arr. by Maylath) 1882
10449 Woodman I Would We Had Not Met Again 1881
10479 Prochaźka Rhapsodie Russe, Op.31 1881
10480 Prochaźka Bridal Polonaise, Op.30 1881
10494 Raff 2 Piano Pieces, Op.157 (No.2, Parsons ed.) 1882
10499 Runcie 2 Offertory Songs (No.1) 1882
10500 Runcie 2 Offertory Songs (No.2) 1882
10587 Solomon Claude Duval (waltz arr. by Maylath) 1882
10588 Solomon Claude Duval (galop arr. by Maylath) 1882
10589 Solomon Claude Duval (march arr. by Maylath) 1882
10606 Prochaźka Memories Russe No.3, Op.34 1882
10607 Prochaźka Memories Russe No.2, Op.33 1882
10608 Prochaźka Memories Russe No.1, Op.32 1882
10695 Jonas 2 Pieces, Op.45 (no.1, pf part) 1882
10698 Jonas 2 Pieces, Op.45 (no.2, no.1 vn pt.) 1882
10738 Prochaźka Poetical Sketches, Op.36 1882
10802 Hawley The Arrow and the Song (version in G major) 1883
10877 Braham The Muddy Day (Golden Choir, arr.pf) 1883
10920 Mills Harmonieuse, Op.33 1883
10951 Prochaźka Slavonian Rhapsodies, Op.38 (No.1) 1883
11005 Prochaźka 2 Gavottes, Op.39 (No.1) 1883
11006 Prochaźka 2 Gavottes, Op.39 (No.2) 1883
11024 Liszt Grand galop chromatique, S.219 (arr. 2 pianos 8 hands by Maylath) 1883
11063 Prochaźka Partita Moderne, Op.42 (No.1) 1883
11068 Prochaźka Partita Moderne, Op.42 (No.2) 1883
11088 Prochaźka Partita Moderne, Op.42 (No.4) 1883
11096 Runcie Silence and the Sea 1884
11132 Hawley When Life Hath Sorrow Found 1884
11173 Engländer 1776 (selections arr. for piano) 1884
11187 Fradel Hungarian Serenade, Op.502 1884
11251–53 Braham Investigation (selections) 1884
11292 Klein Sacred Compositions, Op.28 (No.1) 1884
11304 Klein Sacred Compositions, Op.28 (No.2) 1884
11328 Berg Nocturne in C major 1885
11330 Klein Sacred Compositions, Op.28 (No.3) 1884
11331 Klein Sacred Compositions, Op.28 (No.4) 1884
11412 Dulcken The Throne of Grace, Op.207 1885
11460 Mason Ballade, Op.12 1885
11475 Lejeal Wedding March, Op.27 1885
11532 Bohm Jäger's Gruss, Op.309 1885
11627 Kiesewetter Die Hermannsschlacht, Op.69 (vocal score) 1886
11938 Vilbac The King's Pages - Minuet 1885
13809 Sullivan The Mikado (vocal score) 1885

Catalogs

Sources Consulted

  1. "Firth, Pond & Co." Wikipedia.
  2. "Firth Pond and Co." - New York Makers" McGee Flutes.
  3. Jones. F.O. A Handbook of American Music and Musicians (Canaserage, NY: F.O. Jones, 1886). Archive.org
  4. Groce, Nancy. Musical Instrument Makers of New York (Pendragon Press, 1991). Google Preview.
  5. Slonimsky, Nicholas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (New York: G. Schirmer, 1958). Fifth edition.

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