An Introduction to the Skill of Musick (Playford, John)

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Editor 2nd edition
Thomas Campion
Christopher Simpson
Publisher. Info. London: printed for John Playford, 1655.
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An introduction to the Skill of Musick. In two Books. First, a brief & plain Introduction to Musick, both for singing, and for playing on the Violl. By J[ohn]. P[layford]. Second, The Art of Setting or Composing of Musick in Parts, by a most familiar and easie Rule of Counterpoint. Formerly published by Dr. Tho[mas]. Campion: but now reprinted with large Annotations, By Mr. Christoph. Sympson, and other Additions.
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Fynnjamin (2013/4/23)

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Editor 6th edition
Thomas Campion
Christopher Simpson
Publisher. Info. London: W. Godbid, for J. Playford, [?1671]
London: printed for John Playford, 1671.
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Misc. Notes Date on principle title-page is illegible. Title-page transcription
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 Instructions & Lessons for the Treble-Violin. By John Playford. To which is added, The Art of Descant, or Composing Musick in Parts. By Dr. Tho[mas]. Campion. with Annotations thereon, by Mr. Chr. Simpson. The Sixt [sic] Edition Corrected and Enlarged.
The Art of Descant: or, Composing Musick in Parts. By a most familiar and easie Rule. In Three several Treatises. I. Of making Four Parts in Counterpoint. II. A necessary Discourse of the several Keyes, and their proper Closes. III. The Allowed Passages of all Concords, Perfect and Imperfect. By Dr. Tho[mas]. Campion. With Annotations thereon, by Mr. Chr. Simpson.
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Fynnjamin (2012/4/18)

Editor 10th edition
Thomas Campion
Christopher Simpson
Publisher. Info. London: William Godbid for John Playford, 1664. [London: William Godbid, 1683].
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Misc. Notes Preface states this is the Tenth edition; title-page is for the 4th edition (1664).
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A Brief Introduction to the Skill of Musick. In two Books. The First containes the General Grounds and Rules of Musick. The Second, instructions for the Viol and also for the Treble-Violin. To which is added The Art of Descant, or Composing Musick in Parts, by Dr. Thomas Campion. With Annotations thereon by Mr. Chr. Simpson
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Fynnjamin (2012/4/18)

Editor 12th edtion
Henry Purcell
Publisher. Info. London: E. Jones, for Henry Playford, 1694.
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An Introduction to the Skill of Musick, in Three Books. The First contains the Grounds and Rules of Musick, according to the Gam-ut, and other Principles thereof. The Second, Instructions and Lessons both for the Bass-Viol and Treble-Violin. The Third, the Art of Descant, or Composing Musick in Parts: in a more Plain and Easie Method than any heretofore Published By John Playford. The Twelfth Edition. Corrected and Amended by Mr. Henry Purcell.
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Bassani (2010/10/30)

Editor 13th edition
Henry Purcell
Publisher. Info. London: E. Jones, for Henry Playford, 1697.
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An Introduction to the Skill of Musick: in Three Books. By John Playford. Containing I. the Grounds and Principles of Musick, according to the Gamut, being newly Written, and made more Easie for Young Practitioners, according to the Method now in Practice, by an Eminent Master in that Science. II. Instructions and Lessons for the Treble, Tenor, and Bass-Viols; and also for the Treble-Violin. III. The Art of Descant, or Composing Musick in Parts; made very Plain and Easie by the late Mr. Henry Purcell. The Thirteenth Edition.
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Editor 15th edition
Henry Purcell
Publisher. Info. London: printed by W. Pearson, for Henry Playford, and John Sprint, 1703.
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An Introduction to the Skill of Musick: in Three Books. By John Playford. Containing I. the Grounds and Principles of Musick, according to the Gamut: In the most Easy Method, for Young Practitioners. II. Instructions and Lessons for the Treble, Tenor, and Bass-Viols; and also for the Treble-Violin. III. The Art of Descant, or Composing Musick in Parts; Made very Plain and Easie by the late Mr. Henry Purcell. The Fifteenth Edition. Corrected, and done on the New Ty'd-Note.
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Fynnjamin (2013/4/6)

Editor 18th edition
Henry Purcell
Publisher. Info. London: William Pearson, for John and Benj. Sprint, 1724.
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An Introduction to the Skill of Musick: in Three Books. By John Playford. Containing I. the Grounds and Principles of Musick, according to the Gamut: In the most Easy Method, for Young Practitioners. II. Instructions and Lessons for the Treble, Tenor, and Bass-Viols; and also for the Treble-Violin. III. The Art of Descant, or Composing Musick in Parts; Made very Plain and Easy by the late Mr. Henry Purcell. The Eighteenth Edition. Corrected, and done on the New-Ty'd Note.
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General Information

Work Title An Introduction to the Skill of Musick
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Composer Playford, John
First Publication. 1654
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation includes methods for treble, tenor & bass viols and violin