The Dancing Master (Playford, John)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Thomas Harper, 1651.
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Publisher. Info. London: William Godbid, 1665.
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Fynnjamin (2014/8/6)

Editor Fourth edition
Publisher. Info. London: William Godbid for John Playford, 1670.
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Publisher. Info. London: William Godbid, 1675.
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Publisher. Info. London: Anne Playford & John Playford the Younger, 1679.
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Feduol (2013/5/7)

Editor Seventh edition
Publisher. Info. London: John Playford the Younger, 1686.
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Feduol (2013/4/27)

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Publisher. Info. London: Edward Jones (printer), 1690.
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Publisher. Info. London: Edward Jones (printer), 1695.
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Publisher. Info. London: Edward Jones (printer), 1696.
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Editor 2nd edition of the supplement
Publisher. Info. London: Edward Jones (printer), 1698.
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Misc. Notes Unusually, there is no illustration on the title-page.
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Bassani (2010/7/21)

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Editor Tenth edition
Publisher. Info. London: John Heptinstall, 1698.
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Fynnjamin (2011/4/6)

Editor Fourteenth edition
Publisher. Info. London: attributed to John Walsh & Peter Randall, 1709.
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Misc. Notes Title-page and index missing; erroneous handwritten date and publisher's information.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 3 Recorders or 3 Saxophones (Yardley)

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Arranger David Yardley
Editor Alberto Gomez Gomez
Publisher. Info. Alberto Gomez Gomez
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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General Information

Work Title The Dancing Master
Alternative. Title The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances, with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin.
The English Dancing Master [1st ed. only]
Composer Playford, John
First Publication. 1651
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin
External Links Wikipedia article
Robert Keller's compendium

Misc. Comments

Some pieces are written for violin with alternate (scordatura) tuning:
St. Dunstan or Clifford's Inn is written for violin tuned AEae. This tune first appeared in Supplement I of the 7th edition, issued 1687, along with
New Year's Eve, tuned ADae.
The Guilford: ADae (first appears 11th edition, 1701)