Playford's Dancing Master

Apollo's Banquet
17th-Century Music from the publications of John Playford
David Douglass / Paul O'Dette / Andrew Lawrence-King
Harmonia Mundi USA 907186
Harmonia Mundi "Classical Express" 395 7186

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John Playford (1623-c.1686) was the premier publisher of English ballads and country dances. His collections have achieved widespread popularity in our times, especially with amateur musicians, exactly the audience for which they were intended.

Other recordings featuring Playford's tunes:

Wibbly Wobbly Walk
English Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master
Broadside Band - Jeremy Barlow
Saydisc 350
Johnny, Cock thy Beaver
Popular music making in seventeenth-century England
Dufay Collective
Chandos 9446
A Trip to Killburn
The Baltimore Consort
Dorian 90238
Nobody's jig
Mr. Playford's English Dancing Master
Les Witches
Alpha 502
Playford: Music from The English Country Dancing Master
New York Renaissance Band - Sally Logemann
Arabesque 6520
Delight in Disorder
The English Consort of two parts
Pedro Memelsdorff / Andreas Staier
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77318
Under the Greenwood Tree
Estampie - Graham Derrick
Naxos 8.553442
Where Beauty Moves and Wit Delights
New World Renaissance
Nightwatch 1002
The English Dancing Master (1651)
John Wright, Denis Gasser, Janine Rubinlicht, Yvon Guilcher, Dominique Paris
Le Chant du Monde LDZ-74690 [LP]

And other significant broad programs of mostly popularly-oriented English music from this era:

A Handefull of Pleasant Delites
Elizabethan Ballads & Dances
Circa 1500 Ensemble - Nancy Hadden
AS&V Gaudeamus 163
How the World Wags
Social Music for a 17th century Englishman
The City Waites - Douglas Wootton
Hyperion 66008

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Todd M. McComb