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. Campion. With annotations thereon, by Mr. Chr. Simpson.
|Main Creator:||Playford, John, 1623-1686?|
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London : printed by W. Godbid for J[ohn]. Playford at his shop in the Temple near the Church, 1672.
|Edition:||The sixt edition corrected and enlarged.|
Originally published in 1654 as: A breefe introduction to the skill of musick.
"The art of descant: or, Composing of music in parts" has separate title page dated 1671 and separate pagination; the register is continuous.
Title page on A2; other eds. have frontis. ill.; first leaf not filmed?.
Text of each part continuous despite pagination.
With advertisment on L8v.
First edition of Campion's "Art of descant" published ca. 1610, with title: A new way of making foure parts in counter-point. Cf. STC.
Portr. pasted in.
Campion's Art of descant has sep. tp. and paging.
Physical description: , 111, 116-117, , 11, 10-41,  p. : ill., port., music ; 8vo
Citations/References: Wing (2nd ed.), P2479
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