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Author Playford, John, 1623-1686?
Title Breefe introduction to the skill of musick
A brief introduction to the skill of musick [electronic resource] : in three books. The first: the general grounds and rules of musick,according tho the gam-ut and other principles thereof. The second: instructions for the bass-viol, and also for the treble-violin: vvith lessons for beginners. By John Playford philo-musicæ. The third: The art of descant, or Composing musick in parts. by Dr. Tho. Campion. With annotations thereon by Mr. C. Simpson
Imprint London : printed by William Godbid for John Playford, and are to be sold at his shop in the Temple, 1667
Descript [20], 151, [1] p. : ill. (port.) music
Series Early English books online
Note Frontis. = ill
First edition published in 1654 as "A breefe introduction to the skill of musick, for song and viall." According to Grove's Dictionary of music, but one copy of that impression is now known
"The art of descant or Composing of musick in parts" has separate dated title page; register and pagination are continuous
With table of contents and an advertisement on final page
Reproduction of the original in the Harvard University Library
Wing (2nd ed.) P2453
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 2011:35) s1999 miun s
Subject Music -- 17th century
Alt Author Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620. Art of descant: or, Composing of music in parts. Author.
Simpson, Christopher, d. 1669
Alt Title Composing music in parts
Art of descant
Art of descant: or, Composing of music in parts
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