Lamborn Cock

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History

London based Lamborn Cock was formerly in business with Fredrick Leader, trading as Leader and Cock, from 1843 to 1862. In 1862 Cock entered into partnership with C.L. Hutchings, to form Cock, Hutchings & Co. The union dissolved and the stock sold by auction in 1864 and 1865. Hutchings went on to create a new partnership with F. Romer.


Cock's previous partnership, Leader & Cock, had an agreement with the firm Addison & Hollier on the publishing of works by William Sterndale Bennett. Both Lamborn Cock and Robert Addison had some changes of their partnership during their career, and finally Addison joined Cock to form Lamborn Cock, Addison & Co. in 1866. On Addison's death in 1868, Lamborn Cock was left in sole ownership.


Cock purchased the copyrights of many Italian songs from Cramer & Co. in 1870.


The "& Co." was dropped from the firm's name in 1873, to be known simply as Lamborn Cock. Its copyrights were sold by auction in 1877, when Bennett's 'May Queen' was purchased by Novello for £1875.


Lamborn Cock was succeeded by his son James Lamborn Cock, who in 1885 moved to 26 Old Bond St. The firm came to an end with the death of J.L. Cock in 1891.

Imprints, Agencies, Addresses

Imprints

  • Lamborn Cock, Hutchings & Co. (1862–1864)
  • Lamborn Cock & Co. (late Leader & Cock) (1864-1865)
  • Lamborn Cock, Addison & Co. (1866-1869)
  • Lamborn Cock & Co. (1869-1872)
  • Lamborn Cock (1872-1879)

Addresses

Lamborn Cock, Hutchings & Co.
  • 61 Brook St. (1862-1864)
  • 62 & 63 New Bond St.
Lamborn Cock & Co. (late Leader & Cock)
  • 62 & 63 New Bond St.
Lamborn Cock, Addison & Co.
  • 61 New Bond Street (1866-67)
  • 62 & 63 New Bond St. (1868)
  • 62 & 63 New Bond St., 17 Brook St. (1869)
Lamborn Cock & Co.
  • 62 & 63 New Bond St., 17 Brook St. (1870-73)
Lamborn Cock
  • 63 New Bond St. (1874-79)
Cock (James Lamborn)
  • 23 Holles St. (1880-83)
  • 9 Conduit St. (1884)
  • 26 Old Bond St. (1885-91)

Plate numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
002 Bennett Piano Sonata "The Maid of Orleans", Op.46 (first ed.) 1873
521 Bennett Tema e Variazioni, Op.31 (O'Leary ed.) 1876
601 Parry Piano Sonata No.1 (first ed.) 1877
816a Cummings The Fairy Ring (v.s.) 1872

Sources consulted

  • Williamson, Rosemary. William Sterndale Bennett : A Descriptive Thematic Catalogue. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.
  • Humphries, Charles., and William C. Smith. Music Publishing in the British Isles from the Earliest times to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century : A Dictionary of Engravers, Printers, Publishers and Music Sellers, with a Historical Introduction. London: Cassell, 1970.
  • Parkinson, John A. Victorian Music Publishers : An Annotated List. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 1990.

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