John Playford

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John Playford (1623–1686/7) was a London bookseller, publisher, and member of the Stationers' Company, who published books on music theory, instruction books for several instruments, and Psalters with tunes for singing in churches. He is perhaps best known today for his publication of "The English Dancing Master" in 1651. The work contains both the music and instructions for English country dances. Although many of the tunes in the book are attributed to him today, he probably did not write any of them. Most were popular melodies that had existed for years.
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LDX 74690, LDX 74 690 John Playford - John Playford - The English Dancing Master (1651) (22 Country Dances Du XVIIᵉ Siècle) album art John Playford Jouées Par J. Wright*, Y. Guilcher*, D. Gasser*, J. Rubinlicht* Et D. Paris* John Playford Jouées Par J. Wright*, Y. Guilcher*, D. Gasser*, J. Rubinlicht* Et D. Paris* - John Playford - The English Dancing Master (1651) (22 Country Dances Du XVIIᵉ Siècle)(LP, Album) Le Chant Du Monde, Le Chant Du Monde LDX 74690, LDX 74 690 France 1978 Sell This Version
HMA 1901152 John Playford - Danses Populaires Francaises Du XVI Siecle album art Thoinot Arbeau, John Playford, The Broadside Band, Jeremy Barlow Thoinot Arbeau, John Playford, The Broadside Band, Jeremy Barlow - Danses Populaires Francaises Du XVI Siecle(CD, Album) Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901152 France 1984 Sell This Version
CD-SAR 28 John Playford - John Playford's Popular Tunes album art John Playford, The Broadside Band / Jeremy Barlow John Playford, The Broadside Band / Jeremy Barlow - John Playford's Popular Tunes (Album) Amon Ra CD-SAR 28 UK 1987 Sell This Version
HMU 907186 John Playford - Apollo's Banquet. 17th Century Music From The Publications Of John Playford album art John Playford / David Douglass, Andrew Lawrence-King, Paul O'Dette John Playford / David Douglass, Andrew Lawrence-King, Paul O'Dette - Apollo's Banquet. 17th Century Music From The Publications Of John Playford (Album) Harmonia Mundi HMU 907186 US 1998 Sell This Version
HMA 1901152 John Playford - Danses Populaires Francaises Du XVI Siecle album art Thoinot Arbeau, John Playford, The Broadside Band, Jeremy Barlow Thoinot Arbeau, John Playford, The Broadside Band, Jeremy Barlow - Danses Populaires Francaises Du XVI Siecle (Album) Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901152 France 1999 Sell This Version

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none John Playford - A Merry Wassail album art Various, Johann Christoph Pez, Giuseppe Torelli, Pietro Antonacci, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Playford, Gaetano Maria Schiassi Various, Johann Christoph Pez, Giuseppe Torelli, Pietro Antonacci, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Playford, Gaetano Maria Schiassi - A Merry Wassail(CD, Comp) Musica Donum Dei none UK Unknown Sell This Version