John Playford

John Playford (1623–1686/7)
The Dancing Master (1651 cover)



John Playford (1623–1686/7) published sheet music in London from 1648 to 1686, in a time of great political change, from the civil war (1643-45) and Commonwealth (1649-1660) to that of the Restoration (1660 onwards). He is best remembered for The Dancing Master (1651)

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