In a music publisher called John Playford published ‘The English Dancing Master’. This was a book of brief instructions for a hundred odd such dances. Illustration from The Dancing Master: Vol. The First The 18th Edition London: Edward Midwinter and John Young, []. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. The English Dancing Master: OR, Plaine and easie Rules for the Dancing of LONDON Printed by Thomas Harper, and are to be sold by John Playford, at his.

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A small portion of johm music has been entered. Originally these dances would have been done with a lot of fancy stepping, whereas nowadays we almost always use walking or skipping steps. As for Copying and inclusion in works and the like, I allow anyone to copy any part of this document, electronic or otherwise, as long as it is stated in writing with the copy that it is:.

Playford, John The Dancing Master

Such people should bear in mind pplayford following points: Country dances ; Dances ; For violin ; Scores featuring the violin ; For 1 player ; For treble instrument ; Scores with open instrumentation ; For 3 recorders arr ; For 3 players ; Scores featuring the recorder ; For 3 saxophones arr ; Scores featuring the saxophone ; For 2 guitars arr ; For 2 players ; Scores featuring the guitar ; For guitar arr.

To the Ingenious Reader. Yet all this should not have been an Incitement to me for Publication of this Worke knowing these Times and the Nature of it do not agree, But that there was a false and surrepticious Copy at the Printing Presse, which if it had been published, would have been a disparagement to the quality and the Professors thereof, and a hinderance to the Learner: Various other publishers got in on the act and books of country dances were published at frequent intervals masger to about Indeed we can sometimes be convinced there are misprints so some dance descriptions are clearly wrong.


None [ force assignment ] First Pub lication. A project to enter Playford first edition is mostly finished!

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The Dancing Master (Playford, John)

If you want to see the jkhn Playford published go to http: ADae first appears 11th edition, If reading scanned-in ancient type is not for you see http: It was registered for copyright in Novemberbut the printed date on the book is you had to register your book in advance of publication. Would you like to help?

And Platothat Famous Philosopher thought it meet, that yong Ingenious Children be taught to dance. You can also find a complete facsimile of the edition here.

View at Internet archive. The Art of Dancing called by the Ancient Greeks Orchesticeand Orchestisis a commendable and rare Quality fit for yong Gentlemen, if opportunely and civilly used.

Editor First edition of supplement. This was a book of brief instructions for a hundred odd such dances. Some pieces are written for violin with alternate scordatura tuning: Some people dance them because they are trying to recreate historical life.

Title The English Dancing Master [1st ed.

Facsimile of Playford’s The English Dancing Master

Editor 2nd edition of the supplement. They were dances of the educated society. Therefore for prevention of all which, having an Excellent Copy by me, and the assistance of a knowing Friend; I have ventured to put forth this ensuing Worke to the view, and gentle censure of all ingenious Gentlemen lovers of this Quallity ; not doubting but their goodnes will pardon what may be amisse and accept of the honest Intention of him that is a faithfull honourer of your Virtues, and.


Dances from the villages are what can be called genuine country dances — dances that can be picked up quickly by someone who only dances once or twice a year who is more interested in socialising than dancing. It is a quality that has been formerly honoured in the Courts of Princes, when performed by the most Noble Heroes of the Times!

PDF scanned by archive. Eric Praetzel has ddancing kind enough to enter the music zipped in midi format he has even provided some scans of music from a reprint editions of playford.

Later editions ran to three volumes and over the years dances were added and dropped so that over a thousand distinct dances were published. Most dancers dance Playford dances because they enjoy them, which is a perfectly good reason.

I do not know if the. Naxos Javascript not enabled. Dunstan or Clifford’s Inn is written for violin playflrd AEae. External Links Wikipedia article Robert Keller’s compendium.

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