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An introduction to the skill of musick. In two books. The first: the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol: and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin. Preview this item
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An introduction to the skill of musick. In two books. The first: the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol: and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin.

Author: John Playford; Thomas Campion; Christopher Simpson; Edward Lowe
Publisher: London, Printed by W. Godbid, for J. Playford, 1674.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : The 7th ed., cor. and enlView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Playford; Thomas Campion; Christopher Simpson; Edward Lowe
OCLC Number: 224466
Notes: "The art of descant" has special t.p. and separate paging.
1st edition published in 1654 as "Breefe introduction to the skill of musick, for song and viall." According to Grove's Dict. 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."
"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.
Description: 42, 10 pages illustrations 17 cm
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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