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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Javascript is required for this feature. These compromise dances proved very popular; after all an educated person going to a ball every week or two may well feel a dance simple enough for someone who only goes to a dance once or twice a year is beneath him.

The English Dancing Master by John Playford

Dunstan or Clifford’s Inn is written for violin tuned AEae. No service charge may be applied.

The title was probably just a joke because all the best dancing masters were French or, maybe, a dig at a rival French book. 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.

The English Dancing-Master

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External Links Wikipedia article Robert Keller’s compendium. Naxos Javascript not enabled. This was a book of brief instructions for a hundred odd such dances.


The English Dancing-Master | work by Playford |

If you want to see the what Playford published go to http: Editor 2nd edition of the supplement. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

If reading scanned-in ancient type is not for you see http: 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 adncing. Contents 1 Performances 1.

See a Playford family tree. View at Internet archive. Indeed we can sometimes be convinced there are misprints so some dance descriptions are clearly wrong. None [ force assignment ] First Pub lication.

To the Ingenious Reader. You can playyford find a complete facsimile of the edition here. 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 dwncing of the honest Intention of him that is a faithfull honourer of your Virtues, and.

The Dancing Master (Playford, John)

Originally these dances would have been done with a lot of fancy stepping, whereas nowadays we almost always use walking or skipping steps.

Later editions ran to three volumes and over the years dances were added and dropped so that over a thousand distinct dances were published. Editor First edition of supplement. Wikipedia article Robert Keller’s compendium. And Platothat Famous Philosopher thought it meet, that yong Ingenious Children be taught to dance. Some pieces are written for violin with alternate scordatura tuning: Title The English Dancing Master [1st ed. My wishes are that this work be as free as possible and anyone who tries to profit from it, are ;layford stealing my time and effort.


Hence I have described the book as being published inbut if you want to use Old Style years then you could call itwhich is a nice round number. Please be honorable and keep with my wishes in this matter. Most dancers dance Playford dances because they enjoy them, which is a perfectly good reason. What are Playford dances? Mohn Praetzel has been kind enough to enter the music zipped in midi format he has even provided some scans of music from a reprint editions of playford.

The real cause of the confusion is that at some stage people switched from counting the year as starting in March the Spring Solstice to starting in January — think about September being the 7th month.

Music will be on the way as soon as have time to get it in. They were dances of the educated society. ADae first appears 11th edition, 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 pllayford to the Learner: Would you like to help?