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Playford, Henry 1657-

Overview
Works: 348 works in 1,010 publications in 2 languages and 11,002 library holdings
Genres: Anthems  Periodicals  Newspapers  Handbooks and manuals  History  Catalogs  Controversial literature  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Publisher, Printer, Other, Book producer, Author of introduction, Bookseller
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The dancing-master, or, Directions for dancing country dances : with the tunes to each dance for the treble-violin by John Playford( )

17 editions published between 1690 and 1698 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1650 under the title of The English dancing master, this work went through numerous editions from 1652 to 1728. Compiled by John Playford (1623-1687), a publisher of music books, the treatise is considered an important work on English country dances, a form of dance where couples perform a series of set patterns. In this tenth edition, Henry Playford notes that he has made corrections and added several new dances and tunes. The work utilizes a rudimentary dance notation and page one of the treatise is devoted to an explanation of the symbols. Part one contains 215 dances; part two has 46 dances and additional music for "A new spanish entry and saraband," as danced by Monsieur L'Abbe. Appropriate music, in the form of a treble line, is provided for each dance. Most of the dances are designated for longways sets of three couples, four couples, or "as many as will."
Wit and mirth: or pills to purge melancholy : being a choice collection of the best merry ballads ... Being carefully corrected by Mr. J. Lenton. Vol. IV by Henry Playford( )

32 editions published between 1706 and 1714 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wit and mirth: or, Pills to purge melancholy by Thomas D'Urfey( )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wit and mirth, an antidote against melancholy : compounded of ingenious and witty ballads, songs, and catches, and other pleasant and merry poems by Henry Playford( )

15 editions published between 1682 and 1986 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Diverting post( )

in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luctus britannici, or, The tears of the British muses for the death of John Dryden, Esq., late poet laureat to Their Majesties, K. Charles and K. James the Second by Abel Roper( )

13 editions published between 1700 and 1966 in English and Latin and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonia sacra by Henry Playford( )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second part of The dancing master, or, Directions for dancing country dances : with the tunes to each dance for the violin or flute ... : all new dances never before printed by Henry Playford( )

9 editions published between 1696 and 1968 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wit and mirth: or, pills to purge melancholy Being a collection of the best merry ballads and songs, old and new. by Henry Playford( )

28 editions published between 1705 and 1707 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine companion by Henry Playford( )

18 editions published between 1709 and 2005 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
H. P 1657-

H. P b. 1657

H. P. (Henry Playford), 1657-

H. P. (Henry Playford), b. 1657

Henry Playford English music publisher

Merryman 1657- Doctor

Merryman b. 1657 Doctor

Merryman Doctor

Merryman, Doctor, 1657-

Merryman, Doctor, b. 1657

P, H. 1657-

P, H. b. 1657

P., H. (Henry Playford), 1657-

P., H. (Henry Playford), b. 1657

Playford, Henry b. 1657

Languages
English (320)

Latin (6)