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Playford, Henry 1657-

Overview
Works: 354 works in 798 publications in 3 languages and 7,961 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Newspapers  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Musical settings  Controversial literature  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Publisher, Printer, Book producer, Author of introduction
Classifications: AC4, 784
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Most widely held works by Henry Playford
The Banquet of musick, or, A Collection of the newest and best songs sung at court and at publick theatres. with a thorow-bass for the theorbo-lute, bass-viol, harpsichord, or organ by Henry Playford ( )
13 editions published between 1688 and 1690 in English and held by 399 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 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harmonia sacra by Henry Playford ( )
34 editions published between 1703 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 ( )
15 editions published between 1706 and 1707 in English and held by 262 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 ( )
13 editions published between 1682 and 1986 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Diverting post ( )
in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apollo's banquet containing instructions, and variety of new tunes, ayres, jiggs, and several new Scotch tunes for the treble-violin : to which is added, the tunes of the newest French dances, now used at court and in dancing schools by John Playford ( )
5 editions published in 1690 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains works by S. Akeroyde, Banister, G.B. Draghi, Dyer, Farmer, Mountfort, Paisible, Purcell, anon
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 John Playford ( Book )
8 editions published between 1696 and 1698 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harmonia sacra, or, Divine hymns and dialogues with a thorow-bass for the theorbo-lute, bass-viol, harpsichord, or organ by Henry Playford ( )
15 editions published between 1688 and 1693 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dancing-master: or, directions for dancing country dances, with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin by John Playford ( )
16 editions published between 1690 and 1707 in English and held by 153 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."
A Choice collection of new songs and ballads the words made to several pleasant tunes by Thomas D'Urfey ( )
6 editions published in 1699 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Theater of music by Henry Playford ( )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 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 ( Book )
9 editions published in 1700 in English and Latin and held by 135 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. ... having each their proper tune by Henry Playford ( )
7 editions published in 1720 in English and held by 131 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
Merryman 1657- Doctor
Merryman Doctor
Merryman, Doctor, 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 (253)
Latin (3)
Spanish (1)
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