Book/Printed Material An introduction to the skill of musick : In two books. The first : the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin

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Title

  • An introduction to the skill of musick : In two books. The first : the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin

Names

  • Playford, John, 1623-1686?
  • Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620.
  • Simpson, Christopher, -1669.
  • Lowe, Edward, -1682.

Created / Published

  • London : Printed by W. Godbid, for J. Playford, 1674.

Headings

  • -  Music--Handbooks, manuals, etc--Early works to 1800
  • -  Violin--Instruction and study--Early works to 1800
  • -  Viola da gamba--Instruction and study--Early works to 1800
  • -  Counterpoint--Early works to 1800

Notes

  • -  "The art of descant" has special t.p. and separate paging.
  • -  1st edition published in 1654 as "Breefe introduction to the skill of musick, for song and viall." According to Grove's Dict. of music, but one copy of that impression is now known.
  • -  1st edition of Campion's "Art of descant" pub. probably about 1618, under title: "A new way of making foure parts in counter-point."
  • -  "Rules and directions for singing the Psalms": p. 71-89.
  • -  "The order of performing the divine service in cathedrals and collegiate chappels" (from Edward Lowe's Short direction for the performance of cathedrall service): 10 p. at end.

Medium

  • 7 p. l., 121, [3], 42, 10 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MT7.A2 P72
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item P-042d, Reel 155 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1983]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 07013200

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  • image

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Playford, John, ?, Thomas Campion, Christopher Simpson, and Edward Lowe. An introduction to the skill of musick: In two books. The first: the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin. London: Printed by W. Godbid, for J. Playford, 1674. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/07013200/.

APA citation style:

Playford, J., Campion, T., Simpson, C. & Lowe, E. (1674) An introduction to the skill of musick: In two books. The first: the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin. London: Printed by W. Godbid, for J. Playford. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/07013200/.

MLA citation style:

Playford, John, ?, et al. An introduction to the skill of musick: In two books. The first: the grounds and rules of mvsick, according to the gam-vt, and other principles thereof. The second: instructions & lessons for the bass-viol and instruments & lessons for the treble-violin. London: Printed by W. Godbid, for J. Playford, 1674. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/07013200/>.