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An introduction to the skill of musick : in two books : the first, the grounds and rules of musick, according to the gam-ut, and other principles thereof, the second, instructions & lessons for the bass-viol, and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin

Author: John Playford; Christopher Simpson; Edward Lowe; Thomas Campion
Publisher: London : Printed by W. Godbid for J. Playford ..., 1674.
Series: Early English books, 1641-1700, 749:16.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfilm : English : The 7th ed., corr. and enlView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Instruction and study
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Playford; Christopher Simpson; Edward Lowe; Thomas Campion
OCLC Number: 13118854
Notes: Added t.p. on p. [2] following p. 121: The art of descant.
"Rules and directions for singing the Psalms": p. 71-89.
"The order of performing the divine service in cathedrals and collegiate chappels" from Edward Lowe's Short direction for the performance of cathedrall service: 10 p. at end.
Advertisement: p. [1]-[2].
1st edition published in 1654 as "Breefe introduction to the skill of musick, for song and viall." According to Grove's Dictionary of music, but one copy of that impression is now known.
1st edition of Campion's "Art of descant" pub. probably about 1618, under title: "A new way of making foure parts in counter-point."
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1977. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 749:16).
Description: [15], 121, [3], 42, 10, [2] pages : illustrations, portrait, music
Series Title: Early English books, 1641-1700, 749:16.
Other Titles: Breefe introduction to the skill of musick, for song and viall
Art of descant
Order of performing the divine service in cathedrals and collegiate chappels
Responsibility: by John Playford ; to which is added, the art of descant, or composing musick in parts, by Dr. Tho. Campion ; with annotations thereon, by Mr. Chr. Simpson.

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