Chappell & Co. Ltd

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Chappell & Co. Ltd. London music-publishers, pf. makers, etc. Founded 1810 by Samuel Chappell (1776–1834). Firm was largely responsible for building of St James's Hall, London, ran ballad concerts, was lessee of Queen's Hall, London, and sponsor of New Queen's Hall Orch. After 1st World War, its dominant interest was light music (musicals and film music), band music, and educational, but has recently accepted work of some important composers, e.g. Sebastian Forbes and Stephen Dodgson.